Sunday, 4 February 2018

Sengkang Floating Wetland, Sengkang Riverside Park 01Jan18

From KH
This Yellow Bittern was catching fish and not too bothered about me.

There were a few Black-browed Reed Warblers hiding in the reeds, but at times they would show themselves.

There were 2 immature OHBs: 1 dark, 1 pale.

I didn't realise I captured a Blue-tailed Bee-eater casting pellet until I checked my photos later.

Some of the resident birds here:

A pair of Collared Kingfishers. Female Olive-backed Sunbird feeding.

Juvenile Striated Herons trying to catch fish

At Riverside Park, Common Mynas were quite common.

Surprised to see an immature Greater Racket-tailed Drongo here. Dispersal?

Both female Laced Woodpecker (left) and male Common Flameback were present:

White-throated Kingfisher and male Asian Koel.

Oriental White-eye and Pied Triller.

Camera battery ran out of juice! Had to take these Rose-ringed Parakeets with phone camera...

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Telok Blangah Forest Walk 30-31Dec17

From KH
30 Dec

Indian Cuckoo.

31 Dec

OHB (left) and Roosters.

Red-breasted Parakeets: adults (left) and juvenile.

Male Asian Koel

Yellow-vented Bulbuls

Friday, 2 February 2018

Fort Siloso 30Dec17

From KH
The tree that started the craze: Ficus superba.

The guardian of the tree: Crested Goshawk.

An adult Large Hawk-cuckoo was still around.

And then there were TWO (Asian Emerald-cuckoos)! Unbelievably, this bird not only stayed long enough for Danny and JS to tick them off today, but it brought a kaki! Con and I came today just because it's the current hot spot.

Then, a first winter male Blue-and-white Flycatcher caught JS's eyes. It also came for the tussock moth caterpillars.

The star bird at the Skywalk itself: Yellow-browed Warbler.

The introduced Chinese Hwamei was singing its heart out.

So was the introduced Indian Peacock.

The resident Brahminy Kite (top) and Large-billed Crow also came to take a look.

One of several House Swifts zoomed past (left), while the Pink-necked Green-pigeons hung out with the Asian Glossy Starlings.

There were a bunch of Asian Glossy Starlings at the Skywalk.

A few Tanimbar Corellas.

And some of the Yellow-vented Bulbuls (left) and Black-naped Orioles.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Botanic Gardens 29Dec17

From Con
Von Schrenck’s Bittern female at SBG ECO Lake

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Pasir Ris Park 27Dec17

From KH
Common migrants: Asian Brown Flycatcher (top) and Arctic Warbler.

An Oriental White-eye dug into some dried leaves and found a grub!

Female Oriental Magpie-robin.

 Mrs Common Flameback: "You only care about your stomach!"

Common resident kingfishers: White-throated (top) and Collared.

The chickens were doing very well here.

Some of the spiders:

Beware of the Asian Honey Bees!

A Dusky-gilled Mudskipper to round up the day.