Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Half A Loaf Is Better Than None

Between busy and lazy. a lot of time has lapsed since my last posting. So here I am again. Don't worry, I am not going to talk about bread. Let my story unfold and you will see why the title.

Whenever KC and I have a little time on our hands but not enough to go really far, we will take a drive around the industrial area in Kamunting. Some of the old tin mining pools are still intact. The sandy ground with its grass and bushes have created an open country habitat that is home to hundreds of Jungle Mynas and other birds Friends visiting from Australia had once said that they have never seen so many mynas in one spot before.

To others, mynas are a dime a dozen and not worth a second look. To KC and I, a flock of mynas holds the potential of a rare myna or starling especially during migration season. Today, we are rewarded with something rare, an abberant myna. Though not a species on its own, it is nonetheless rare, hence half a loaf is better than none.

These two birds differ only in colouration