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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Birdwatching 101

Last Sunday, I jumped out of my comfort zone and joined a group of sosy peeps from Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. I got the email invite from Robert Alejandro (of Probe) through The Philippine Cinema Yahoogroup. Since I got nothing to do on that sleepy Sunday, so I gave it a go.

The group (plus the newbies) met at Chowking in Petron Station along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard near SM Mall of Asia. We were roughly 50 – 60 all in all. At 4:30pm, we were already heading to a site near the tollgate to Cavite (just after Uniwide). It was a long rough road heading to a construction area and swamped by two lagoons. According to Mike Lu, the leader of the pack, the place is now declared by the government as a bird sanctuary and is therefore protected. That’s where the big telescopes were put up while listening to some birdwatching facts. Binoculars were rented for P50 each pair.

Nothing eventful on the occasion as I found it too time-consuming. Or maybe, that’s the joy of birdwatching wherein you can just while the day away watching for the birds to come and go. It could be an alternative way of relaxing and appreciating small things.

More pics here.

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