About me

My interest in bird watching began in late 2002 and since then I have had no regrets taking up this fascinating and absorbing hobby, which will last a lifetime. Much of my time is spent near my home and  birding ‘ playground ‘, surrounded by the beautiful  limestone hills of KEK LOOK TONG, Ipoh. To date,  my local checklist of birds contains more than 140 species including wintering migrants.

I started taking photos ( digiscoping ) in 2005. My purpose is to record, and share with others, the different characteristics of the  many species of birds observed during my various birding trips. Many photos are for record purposes and some are captured in  rare moments.

In 2007 I became interested in studying the behaviour of birds,  from hunting,  to courtship, nesting and  the fledging of young, as well as other interesting or unusual behaviour.

During 2008 I started to give presentation to schools and Non-Government Organisations. In 2010 -2011 I spent most of my time observing many nests including a few rare ones. Based on my observations of their feeding behaviours, I have collected new data and submitted them to scientists.

Finally, special thanks to both my mentors Lim Phaik Imm & Avril McLeod.

I can be reached at connieksw@hotmail.com.

  • Equipment  used during  observation:
  • Telescope model : NIKON   ED 111 A  + 30x fixed eyepiece
  • Binocular model  :  LEICA  8 x 42 & 8 x 20
  • Camera model :  SONY  W7 + Cheang’s adaptor