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.