A blue ribbon day for migrant ducks.  Today at a small fish pond in Tuaran, fellow bird guide Thomas and I spotted a small group of visiting Tufted Ducks Aythya fuligula feeding amongst the locals.  The residents, Wandering Whistling Ducks Dendrocygna arcuata and Common Moorhens Gallinula chloropus, have always been seen here.  More joy to follow when a female Garganey Anas querquedula joined the group.  Not to be outdone, two pairs of Northern Shovellers Anas clypeata with their big spatulate bills came out of the reeds.  No Daffy but it was already a grand day.

Tufted Duck 2 males with 1 female

Tufted Duck male eclipse

Tufted Duck & Wandering Whistling Duck

Garganey female

Northern Shoveler male eclipse

Northern Shoveler & Garganey

The locals, Wandering Whistling Ducks


  1. Wong Tsu Shi says:

    Hao Kin Ngiao!!

  2. Andrew Siani says:

    Nice capture CK, good to know the bird still coming on the same spot.Cheers

  3. Jason Reyes says:

    Excellent finding my friend !!!

  4. agustine sogen says:

    wow nice…….where??????

  5. Denis Degullacion says:

    Wow, what a day you had? 3 in 1. Congrats

  6. John Bakar says:

    Nice…very nice….

  7. Makes it a reason to go to Tuaran to get some more Lifers then.. 😛 Thanks CK..

  8. Well shot, Thanx for the photos & info.cheers

  9. Murphy says:

    So happy to see those wild ducks around. I’m so worry that the locals would hunt them.

  10. CK Leong says:

    Murphy, sad to say it but it’s going on.

  11. CK Leong says:

    Augustine, di Tuaran, kg. Indai

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