Sunday, January 24, 2010

A very fruit FULL day in Ampang

The 1st shock upon the arrival, was the massive human intrusion in an area beside the river at the entrance. I have not been visiting the Ampang Recreation Forest Park for some months now. It is managed by the Forestry Dept, taking over from the Ministry Of Tourism.

The surprise scene that I received after seeing the fruiting tree in Rimba, that's my barometer as to when I should be in Ampang. Those are trees from the same species, it is a matter of -are the fruits ripening at the same rate.

Now that surprise turned into an awakening shock when I was at the car park just before sunrise. There was not one tree but a whole forest of trees just beside the car park. Any day now, the fruits will be ready for picking!

Yet another pleasant surprise, it was one type of tree fruiting, there was more. The pictures here shows. This one favoured by Red-eyed Bulbuls, Flowerpeckers, Starlings and Mynas

And flowers, could not tell what this female Minivet was picking off among the Saraccas

Look at this female Red Jungle fowl again, certainly look quite different from our standard domestic mother hen. The robust grey legs. This one is close to the original blood line and suffered little cross breeding

This is the time to top up my archive of Red-eyed. They were very tame though may not stand still to have their picture taken. Good for macro practise.

This female lured me to follow her for pictures. The male was also with her but I manage many shots of half the bird.

The Barbet was bold came down rather low but the pickings was fast and few moments of full exposures.

This Bluebird was treating the session as its main course of the day. Stayed for a long time. Went away and returned several times.

The morning kept me that busy I did not make any effort in checking out the going on inside the park but stayed only near the entrances. the Black Magpie called for long time, but did not come into view.


  1. Red Jungle fowl at Taman Rimba Ampang? or Ampang Recreation Forest Park not the same as Taman Rimba Forest? I am confused. Nice shot.

  2. Whatever the official name is, the abbr. is TRA and is the only park that most people know. I didn't dish out another new destination.

  3. Most of us think that they look like the 'city' fowl except they live in the jungle, they do look different.

  4. Good that you are back sharing your efforts and passion. It would otherwise be a real waste of talent.