“The migratory season is in ‘full bloom’ and our highlight this year has been a Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) in the neighbourhood.
“Shrikes are having a good year again and the Powder Puff bush (Calliandra emarginata) adjacent to our ‘magic’ kitchen window has been commandeered by a noisy first winter Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) (above). It sits there to preen and feed. The sad result is that our smaller birds (tailorbird, sunbirds, ioras) now give the area a wide berth. The Brown Shrike is quite fierce and had a vigorous physical conflict with a young (immature) Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) (below).
“These images were taken at close range through the tinted glass kitchen window which impairs images quality but allows good access.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Canning Garden Home, Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
29th October 2013