Day 1 Kota Kinabalu -III
Towards the end oｆ day 1, we were looking up at a big tree with lots of herons perching in it.
A Little Egret with beautiful breeding colours on its face
A pair of Black-crowned Night Herons take turns sitting on their eggs.
A Rufous Night Heron was watching us watching him!
Some nests had chicks but unfortunately the vegetation was too thick to get a good view of them from the ground.
In the same tree, a Pied Triller was sitting quietly.
A Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker was pecking the heronry tree:)
It was only a half day birding on Day 1 but we saw/heard 30+ species, most of which were new birds to us:)
Glossy Starling, House Swift, Glossy Swiftlet, Spotted Dove, Zebra Dove, Green Imperial Pigeon, Blue-naped Parrot, Oriental Magpie Robin, White-breasted Waterhen, Ashy Tailorbird, Common Iora, Oriental Darter, Collared Kingfisher, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Pied Triller, Changeable Hawk-eagle, Brahminy Kite, Brown-throated Sunbird, Olive-backed Sunbird, Little Egret, Great Egret, Pacific Reef Egret, Black-crowned Night Heron, Rufous Night Heron, Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker, Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, Dollarbird, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, White-breasted Woodswallow, Chestnut Munia, Dusky Munia, Scaly-breasted Munia, Tree Sparrow