Friday, 13 August 2010

More from the 'Laut

Lazy days continue here on Pangkor Laut.

Quiet potters about the island are still enlivened by new discoveries - granted they are insignificant, but at least it's more species for the holiday list. Recent additions include scarlet backed flowerpecker, chestnut-headed bee-eater, and more familiar to UK birders - common sandpiper!

The great hornbills have numbered 5 birds - a gang that has taken a great dislike to the fruit bats and flying foxes that roost near to the pool. Yesterday all 5 were ganging up on the bats & foxes - stalking them in the palms and unceremoniously grasping their wings with their huge beaks and yanking them off! I'm not aware if they've ever killed a fox/bat but they come awfully close judging by the squeals.

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