Thursday, 30 November 2017

Narcissus Flycatcher

Though I wish this individual was sighted in Langkawi but it wasn't.

It took me a total of three hours waiting and sitting in the ferry, seven hours of solo driving, one hour twenty minutes of waiting in the occasional drizzle and only less than five minutes with her! No time to sit down for lunch and just enough time for me to drive back up towards north to catch the last ferry to Langkawi. 
Female Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina revealing her olive rump. Only managed record shots and heavily cropped image.

Despite having to arrive late at the site, which was at 1pm, I am indeed thankful that she finally showed up at the last moment that I must leave and before the rain came down. Seeing her was like seeing my date! LOL! I felt a slight adrenaline rush and my hand gripping on my DSLR body was slightly shaking.😌😂

Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina is vagrant to Peninsular Malaysia and a winter visitor to Borneo and Philippine. It is native to Sakhalin, Japan and Korea.
Not colourful and she looks like one of those LBJ. Still cute!

OMG! Twitching is addictive! Really? Is not cheap for sure! I was teased for being a twitcher. Am I? Nahh...I don't consider myself a real twitcher otherwise I would have seen this bird much earlier. I did have the urge to see this flycatcher tho and at the same time, I wanted to do something exciting before the high season kicks in. 


A few friends to thank for leading me to this vagrant flycatcher - Liung, Ang, Wilbur and Chiang who helped me arranged the rented car. 

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