Saturday, June 14, 2014

Survey to Jatiluhur Dam

JATILUHUR DAM
The Jatiluhur Dam is a multi-purpose embankment dam on the Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia. It is located 70 km east of Jakarta, close to the medium-size town of Purwakarta. It took around 3-4 hours from Jakarta to get there.
Sunrise at Waduk Jatiluhur




















Well, this is my first time visit Jatiluhur Dam and actually this place is quite famous for fishing and recreation. Together with my friends we came here for one reason, to know what kind of birds that can be found in here.

 
At night we saw some nocturnal birds like Buffy Fish Owl (Ketupa ketupu), Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus), Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis) along the road. Early morning we heard the Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus) calling from the forest. That’s a good a sign for us! And not long after that, he showed himself.
Pale Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/125 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: -0.3 step
(Handheld)

























Fruiting Fig Tree
We didn’t walk much, because we don’t know this area yet. But lucky for us, we found one small fruiting fig tree. We saw some nice species like Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon (Treron griseicauda griseicauda), Blue-eared Barbet (Megalaima australis australis), Asian Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus brunneus), Black-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps atriceps), and even the Javan Treeshrew (Tupaia javanica) feeding on this tree.
Black-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps atriceps)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.7 step
(Handheld)

























Blue-eared Barbet (Megalaima australis australis)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/250 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.7 step
(Handheld)























Javan Treeshrew (Tupaia javanica)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/200 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.7 step
(Handheld)

Javan Treeshrew (Tupaia javanica)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/320 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.7 step
(Handheld)


























































Birds of Prey
Around 10.00AM, we saw the Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) fly high. Ten minutes after that our first eagle (Pale Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle) started to soaring. After he flew away, my friend saw another eagle flying right above us. Well, same species just a different morph..Dark Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle. On the way back, we saw a juvenile Changeable Hawk-eagle flew right above our car. And we saw the Crested Serpent Eagle where we close to the dam..
Pale Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1.3 step
(Handheld)























Dark Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1 step
(Handheld)






















Dark Morph Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1 step
(Handheld)


Juvenile Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/1600 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +1 step
(Handheld)
































 
















This place has a lot of surprises. Close to the main road we make a stop for a while, hope for another birds. Inside the bamboo vegetation, we heard a strange call (for us) so we decided to get close to that call. Oh, that's the Yellow-bellied Warbler (Abroscopus superciliaris vordermani) a lifer for my friends. We heard the Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) too, but he didn't show himself. That's good, at least we know that they still can be found in here..
Juvenile Changeable Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
F-stop: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/200 sec
ISO-speed: ISO-800
Exposure bias: -1.3 step
(Handheld)


























Problem
But pity, some of the villagers who living around this area they hunt the birds to get more money. Even people from outside this area come to hunt the birds too. And there's no law to stop hunting around this location.
Juvenile Crested Goshawk is one of the victim. .






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