A 20 year wait.

by Shah December. 25, 2017 961 views

I started birdwatching way back in 1997, when I was just 14. Back then I had no internet, and resources for bird identification came from books in the library. I remembered this particular book about Birds in Singapore and all that accompanied the extensive information were sketches of the birds. I was particularly interested in the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo but seeing it in person in the rainforests (where it lives) were unsuccessful. I stopped birdwatching 2 years later as I had other interests knock my door.

Fast forward to 2017 when I re-started this hobby due to a purchase of a new DSLR, I finally saw one 11 months later! Sure, I've seen them on the internet now, but nothing can quite capture its beauty live in person, with its two long feathers darting behind it like 2 bees flying after it.

Thank you for showing up lil one. You made my entire 2017 with your appearance.

Here's the Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo.

Canon 760D. Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD  @226mm. 1/500. f/5.6 ISO1600. @Singapore Botanical Gardens

Canon 760D. Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD @226mm. 1/500. f/5.6 ISO1600. @Singapore Botanical Gardens

Canon 760D. Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD  @226mm. 1/500. f/5.6 ISO1600. @Singapore Botanical Gardens

Canon 760D. Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD @226mm. 1/500. f/5.6 ISO1600. @Singapore Botanical Gardens

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