Saturday, December 15, 2018

KNT, Neo Tiew, DFNP 15Dec18

From KH

When Kranji Nature Trail with Danny, JS and wife. Only the usual birds and some Yellow-shelled Semi-slugs.


  1. 6 Spotted Dove
  2. 0 Zebra Dove
  3. 15 Pink-necked Pigeon
  4. 1 Little Bronze-Cuckoo
  5. 1 White-breasted Waterhen
  6. 1 Common Sandpiper
  7. 2 Gray Heron
  8. 11 Little Egret
  9. 5 Striated Heron
  10. 2 Changeable Hawk-Eagle
  11. 1 Accipiter sp.
  12. 1 White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  13. 1 Gray-headed Fish-Eagle
  14. 2 Oriental Pied-Hornbill
  15. 2 White-throated Kingfisher
  16. 2 Collared Kingfisher
  17. 2 Blue-throated Bee-eater
  18. 2 Dollarbird
  19. 3 Lineated Barbet
  20. 1 Sunda Woodpecker
  21. 2 Common Flameback
  22. 2 Red-breasted Parakeet
  23. 0 Golden-bellied Gerygone
  24. 2 Common Iora
  25. 5 Ashy Minivet
  26. 7 Pied Triller
  27. 1 Brown Shrike
  28. 5 Black-naped Oriole
  29. 7 House Crow
  30. 12 Pacific Swallow
  31. 1 Straw-headed Bulbul
  32. 3 Red-whiskered Bulbul
  33. 4 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  34. 2 Olive-winged Bulbul
  35. 1 Arctic Warbler
  36. 5 Ashy Tailorbird
  37. 1 Asian Brown Flycatcher
  38. 3 Oriental Magpie-Robin
  39. 37 Asian Glossy Starling
  40. 16 Javan Myna
  41. 1 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  42. 3 Plain-throated Sunbird
  43. 5 Copper-throated Sunbird
  44. 6 Olive-backed Sunbird

Moving on to Neo Tiew Harvest Lane, we saw a couple of Slaty-breasted Rail chicks stuck in a canal unable to get out. Fortunately, at least one of the parents was still around to feed them.


There were a few Oriental Honey-buzzards thermaling.


  1. 5 Spotted Dove
  2. 2 Lesser Coucal
  3. 2 Asian Koel - Heard
  4. 1 Banded Bay Cuckoo - Heard
  5. 30 dark swiftlet sp.
  6. 3 Slaty-breasted Rail - Adult with chicks
  7. 1 White-breasted Waterhen
  8. 1 Common Sandpiper
  9. 2 Intermediate Egret
  10. 2 Black-winged Kite
  11. 4 Oriental Honey-buzzard
  12. 1 Changeable Hawk-Eagle - Heard
  13. 1 Japanese Sparrowhawk
  14. 2 Brahminy Kite
  15. 1 White-throated Kingfisher
  16. 2 Blue-throated Bee-eater
  17. 1 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  18. 2 Rose-ringed Parakeet
  19. 5 Red-breasted Parakeet
  20. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone - Heard
  21. 3 Common Iora
  22. 1 Pied Triller
  23. 2 Long-tailed Shrike
  24. 1 Brown Shrike
  25. 2 Black-naped Oriole
  26. 1 Black Drongo
  27. 1 Malaysian Pied-Fantail - Heard
  28. 5 House Crow
  29. 5 Barn Swallow
  30. 1 Straw-headed Bulbul - Heard
  31. 1 Sooty-headed Bulbul
  32. 4 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  33. 2 Oriental Reed Warbler - Heard
  34. 2 Lanceolated Warbler - Heard
  35. 1 Common Tailorbird - Heard
  36. 1 Ashy Tailorbird - Heard
  37. 1 Zitting Cisticola
  38. 1 Pin-striped Tit-Babbler - Heard
  39. 1 Siberian Stonechat (Stejneger's)
  40. 5 Asian Glossy Starling
  41. 5 Javan Myna
  42. 2 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  43. 1 wagtail sp. - Fly by
  44. 5 Golden-backed Weaver
  45. 1 Scaly-breasted Munia
After lunch, a quick check at Wallace Education Centre revealed that the rufous morph Oriental Scops-owl was still around on the same branch!


  1. 5 dark swiftlet sp.
  2. 1 Oriental Scops-Owl - Rufous
  3. 1 Dollarbird
  4. 1 Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Heard
  5. 1 Dark-necked Tailorbird - Heard
  6. 1 Pin-striped Tit-Babbler
  7. 2 Asian Glossy Starling
  8. 1 Common Hill Myna - Heard
  9. 1 Javan Myna
  10. 1 Olive-backed Sunbird

Friday, December 14, 2018

Pasir Ris Park 14Dec18

From KH

A short hour loop at the park revealed a small flock of uncommon introduced Monk Parakeets, besides the common birds.


Asian Brown Flycatcher

  1. 3 Red Junglefowl (Domestic type)
  2. 2 Spotted Dove
  3. 1 Asian Koel - Heard
  4. 2 Gray Heron
  5. 12 Little Egret
  6. 1 Oriental Honey-buzzard - pale morph chased by house crows
  7. 2 Brahminy Kite
  8. 2 Collared Kingfisher
  9. 2 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  10. 1 Tanimbar Corella
  11. 5 Red-breasted Parakeet
  12. 6 Monk Parakeet
  13. 4 Black-naped Oriole
  14. 6 House Crow
  15. 2 Pacific Swallow
  16. 6 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  17. 2 Ashy Tailorbird
  18. 1 Asian Brown Flycatcher
  19. 2 Oriental Magpie-Robin
  20. 10 Javan Myna
  21. 3 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  22. 3 Plain-throated Sunbird
  23. 3 Olive-backed Sunbird

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SBWR, Sengkang Floating Wetland 12Dec18

From KH

Dropped by Sungei Buloh for wader watch, but there were only a flock of  Whimbrels and a couple of Common Sandpipers...


Whimbrels
There were many egrets.


Intermediate Egret


Little Egrets

The Estuarine Crocodiles were doing well here.


This Plantain Squirrel was enjoying a fruit.


While this mullet swam closed to the surface.



  1. 2 Spotted Dove
  2. 2 Zebra Dove - Heard
  3. 1 Pink-necked Pigeon - Heard
  4. 140 Whimbrel
  5. 2 Common Sandpiper
  6. 4 Milky Stork
  7. 1 Gray Heron
  8. 10 Great Egret
  9. 5 Intermediate Egret
  10. 10 Little Egret
  11. 1 Changeable Hawk-Eagle - Heard
  12. 1 Brahminy Kite - Adult
  13. 1 White-bellied Sea-Eagle - Heard
  14. 1 Stork-billed Kingfisher
  15. 1 Black-capped Kingfisher
  16. 4 Collared Kingfisher
  17. 2 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  18. 2 Common Iora - Heard
  19. 2 Black-naped Oriole
  20. 30 House Crow
  21. 2 Barn Swallow
  22. 2 Pacific Swallow
  23. 2 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  24. 2 Arctic Warbler - Heard
  25. 1 Ashy Tailorbird
  26. 5 Asian Glossy Starling
  27. 1 Javan Myna
  28. 2 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  29. 1 Copper-throated Sunbird

At Sengkang, it was my first time seeing White-crested Laughingthrushes here.


This White-breasted Waterhen chick is assuming juvenile plumage.


Glad to have a juvenile pale Oriental Honey-buzzard relatively low.


  1. 10 Spotted Dove
  2. 2 Zebra Dove
  3. 10 dark swiftlet sp.
  4. 8 White-breasted Waterhen
  5. 1 Common Sandpiper
  6. 1 Yellow Bittern
  7. 1 Oriental Honey-buzzard
  8. 1 Common Kingfisher
  9. 2 Collared Kingfisher
  10. 3 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  11. 1 Laced Woodpecker - Heard
  12. 4 Rose-ringed Parakeet
  13. 2 Red-breasted Parakeet
  14. 2 Common Iora - Heard
  15. 1 Pied Triller
  16. 1 Black-naped Oriole
  17. 1 Malaysian Pied-Fantail - Heard
  18. 1 Barn Swallow
  19. 1 Sooty-headed Bulbul
  20. 4 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  21. 2 Oriental Reed Warbler
  22. 3 Ashy Tailorbird
  23. 1 Yellow-bellied Prinia - Heard
  24. 5 Oriental White-eye - Heard
  25. 6 White-crested Laughingthrush
  26. 1 Oriental Magpie-Robin - Heard
  27. 16 Asian Glossy Starling
  28. 2 Common Myna
  29. 4 Javan Myna
  30. 2 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  31. 2 Plain-throated Sunbird
  32. 2 Olive-backed Sunbird
  33. 1 Paddyfield Pipit

Monday, December 10, 2018

Admiralty Park 10Dec18

From KH

A short retreat at Admiralty Park yielded the following common birds, and an Oriental Whip Snake.


  1. 2 Pink-necked Pigeon
  2. 5 dark swiftlet sp.
  3. 2 White-breasted Waterhen
  4. 1 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  5. 1 Lineated Barbet
  6. 1 Laced Woodpecker
  7. 2 Long-tailed Parakeet
  8. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone - Heard
  9. 1 Common Iora - Heard
  10. 2 Black-naped Oriole
  11. 1 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  12. 1 Olive-winged Bulbul
  13. 1 Arctic Warbler - Heard
  14. 1 Asian Brown Flycatcher
  15. 5 Asian Glossy Starling
  16. 3 Javan Myna

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Pasir Ris Farmway 3, Coney Island 09Dec18

From KH

On the way to Pasir Ris Farmway 3, I saw an Oriental Honey-buzzard thermally above Paya Lebar Airport.

At Pasir Ris Farmway 3, there were only these common birds.
  1. 10 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
  2. 2 Spotted Dove
  3. 2 Asian Koel
  4. 4 White-breasted Waterhen
  5. 1 Gray Heron
  6. 2 Intermediate Egret
  7. 2 Little Egret
  8. 8 Cattle Egret
  9. 5 pond-heron sp.
  10. 2 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  11. 3 Rose-ringed Parakeet
  12. 1 Brown Shrike
  13. 4 Black-naped Oriole
  14. 1 House Crow
  15. 2 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  16. 4 Common Myna
  17. 20 Javan Myna

At the walkway to Coney Island, I saw a dung beetle pushing a ball of dung, while a fly looked on.


On Coney Island, it was nice to see a wintering male Chinese Sparrowhawk perched.


And an Oriental Honey-buzzard thermaling.


While an adult Brahminy Kite patrolled its territory.


This male Rose-ringed Parakeet was happily feeding on some fruit.


Someone caught a Fanbelly Filefish!



  1. 8 Spotted Dove
  2. 1 Zebra Dove
  3. 2 Pink-necked Pigeon
  4. 1 Lesser Coucal - Heard
  5. 1 Asian Koel - Juvenile
  6. 5 dark swiftlet sp.
  7. 1 Oriental Honey-buzzard
  8. 1 Chinese Sparrowhawk - Adult perched
  9. 2 Brahminy Kite
  10. 2 White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  11. 1 Common Kingfisher
  12. 1 White-throated Kingfisher
  13. 1 Collared Kingfisher
  14. 5 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  15. 1 Dollarbird
  16. 1 Lineated Barbet - Heard
  17. 3 Rose-ringed Parakeet
  18. 3 Red-breasted Parakeet
  19. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone - Heard
  20. 2 Black-naped Oriole
  21. 1 Large-billed Crow
  22. 1 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  23. 2 Common Tailorbird - Heard
  24. 2 Yellow-bellied Prinia - Heard
  25. 2 Asian Brown Flycatcher
  26. 2 Oriental Magpie-Robin - Heard
  27. 10 Javan Myna

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Southern Ridges 08Dec18

From KH

A couple of hours raptor-watching at Henderson Waves yielded OHBs, CSE, CHEs, JSHs and an unID accipiter.


Dark morph Changeable Hawk-eagle


Immature Crested Serpent-eagle


Juvenile Japanese Sparrowhawks


Juvenile pale morph Oriental Honey-buzzards


    Henderson Waves
  1. 8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
  2. 1 Pink-necked Pigeon
  3. 1 Asian Koel - Heard
  4. 50 dark swiftlet sp.
  5. 2 Oriental Honey-buzzard
  6. 1 Crested Serpent-Eagle - immature
  7. 3 Changeable Hawk-Eagle - 1 dark, 1 pale adult, 1 pale juv
  8. 2 Japanese Sparrowhawk
  9. 1 Accipiter sp.
  10. 1 Collared Kingfisher
  11. 1 Lineated Barbet - Heard
  12. 2 Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot
  13. 2 Black-naped Oriole
  14. 1 Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
  15. 2 Pacific Swallow
  16. 1 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  17. 1 Olive-winged Bulbul - Heard
  18. 1 Dark-necked Tailorbird - Heard
  19. 2 Pin-striped Tit-Babbler
  20. 8 Asian Glossy Starling
  21. 3 Javan Myna
  22. 2 Orange-bellied Flowerpecker

Walked to Mt Faber trying to see if the CHEs are nesting at the same spot, but failed to locate it.

    Mt Faber
  1. 1 Red Junglefowl (Domestic type) - Heard
  2. 1 Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
  3. 1 Dark-necked Tailorbird - Heard
  4. 3 Oriental White-eye
  5. 5 Pin-striped Tit-Babbler
  6. 3 White-crested Laughingthrush
  7. 1 Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
  8. 1 Crimson Sunbird - Heard

Continuing raptor-watch at Telok Blangah Hill and saw Changeable Hawk-eagles putting on a good show.

First was a juvenile pale CHE chased by a Large-billed Crow.


Or was it the other way round?


Then came an immature pale CHE.


Finally, the adult pale CHE joined in.


The figging tree at the carpark was still attracting Cinereous Bulbuls (left) and Yellow-vented Bulbuls.


    Telok Blangah Hill
  1. 2 Pink-necked Pigeon
  2. 2 Oriental Honey-buzzard
  3. 4 Changeable Hawk-Eagle - Pale
  4. 2 Oriental Pied-Hornbill
  5. 2 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  6. 1 Lineated Barbet - Heard
  7. 3 Black-naped Oriole
  8. 1 Large-billed Crow - Chasing CHE
  9. 10 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  10. 3 Ashy Bulbul (Cinereous)
  11. 1 Dark-necked Tailorbird - Heard
  12. 1 Asian Glossy Starling
  13. 1 Common Hill Myna - Heard
  14. 5 Javan Myna
  15. 1 Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
  16. 1 Crimson Sunbird

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Punggol Park 05Dec18

From KH

A short evening loop around the park revealed that the Common Kingfisher and Yellow Bitterns were still around.

  1. 2 Asian Koel - Heard
  2. 1 dark swiftlet sp.
  3. 3 Yellow Bittern
  4. 1 Striated Heron
  5. 1 Common Kingfisher
  6. 1 Collared Kingfisher
  7. 1 Asian Glossy Starling
  8. 5 Javan Myna


Other creature of note was this Water Monitor having sushimi.