Just back from 10 days on Palawan, a stunning island in the west of the Philippine archipeligo and north of Borneo. It wasn’t a birding holiday but my holiday companions (my wife and two friends – John and Sarah Gallagher) humoured me by allowing me to drag them through the steaming jungle and on the water to see some of the island’s wealth of wildlife.
I’ll add to this post over the next few days but here are some early images to give you a feel for the place…
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Beautiful photos which capture this amazing place!
Fabulous beach…. the Stork-billed Kingfisher has an almost cartoon-like “quizzical” look !
Yes, a huge bill and big eyes.. I wouldn’t want to be a fish underneath!
Looks wonderful! I love the shot of the peacock pheasant’s tail – very beautiful.
Are you enjoying a warm spell in Beijing? Not as cold as usual in January here I think.
It’s certainly not as cold as last winter.. but flying from Beijing to London last week there was significant snow coverage not far to the north-west.. Maybe that is on its way. Might bring in a few cold weather visitors..!
Happy New Year!
Looks like such a beautiful place for a real ‘get away from it all’ holiday. Love the bird photos, particularly the tail of the peacock phesant.
Hope to see you soon when you’re back in the UK.