We had a simple fried noodles lunch opposite the train station. We also packed fried rice for our first day dinner here. The 4WD in the picture above brought us to the park office which was just round the corner. While Yong who is conversant in Malay, was busy helping us to settle all the administrative stuff (insurance, park permit etc) before we could go into the park, the rest of us surveyed the next door sundry shop and bought some cup noodles, breads and other food and drink supplies necessary for our Day 2 and Day 3 consumption.
I spent quite sometime observing how this small male Heliocypha perforate with a very striking blue abdomen and thorax was guarding three females who were nearby busy laying eggs on a piece of plank on the sandy river banks.
SC found this juvenile bird along the main trail on Day 1. I saw it again on Day 3 morning perching on a tree stem just outside the base camp. This cutie was waiting for its mother to feed her. I wonder what bird this is.In part 2 of my write-up, I would feature mainly the butterfly species that I have shot in ER.