Articles from March 2012

Lesser Adjutant

It was so big that I couldn’t miss.  Last week while on the road to the Wasan ricefields in Brunei, this Lesser Adjutant came into view from the window of the car driven by Roger.  What luck! we were travelling fast and it was a busy road.  After making a u-turn to return to the scene of the crime, this little patch of marsh held not one but two of the storks.  In local Malay language, it is called the bald-headed bird.  Most birders I know  give it a low score in the looks department.  But storks are getting increasingly scarce and this particular one needs more space.