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2 March 2015

Lanno rubbish dump, Perak

There is/was a nice secluded valley on Gunung Lanno's south side. Gunung Lanno is a big limestone hill in Perak, south of Ipoh. So I was shocked in May 2014 to see smoke coming from the valley, so went to have a look. And to my horror and disgust, I saw the valley had been converted into a rubbish dump. The only 'good' thing was that the trees were absolutely full of egrets - it was early evening.

The dump is cicled in orange -

Google Earth images from 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, showing the changes in the surroundings and also the valley

The dump

The dump attracts plenty of birds, particularly egrets (you can also see them in the trees in the first 2 dump photos above)

They are Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis). Their colours become more brownish/ orangish during breeding season (breeding plumage). Thanks to Andy Paul for the ID.

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