Little Egret – 6 on the 8th, and 1 on 9th and 10th. One of the more extraordinary birding experiences of my life was watching the flock of 6, with 1 Cattle Egret, fly in and land in a sheltered bay. One bird crouched down in the water, as if to cool off. A few moments later, it was dead! The others, somewhat startled, flew off and landed a short distance away, leaving the corpse to float off with the tide! A case of death by natural causes I suppose.
pond-heron sp. – One bird sat just inland of the beach on the 8th, looking a little the worse for wear! If it was a migrant from points north, I suppose the probability was that it was a Chinese. Either way, pond-herons are scarce in Sabah.
Grey Heron – 1 bird flew over on the morning of the 12th.