Monday, May 7, 2018

Punggol Waterway Park 30Mar-01Apr18

From KH

This Hodgson's Hawk-cuckoo was very uncooperative, hiding deep in the wooded area.


The Coppersmith Barbets put on a better show. The male brought her a fruit to entice her into position. Smart bird!


Other birds present were the Common Hill Myna and Red-breasted Parakeet.


  1. 2 Changeable Hawk-Eagle - Heard
  2. 1 White-bellied Sea-Eagle - Adult
  3. 3 Spotted Dove
  4. 1 Asian Koel - Heard
  5. 1 Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo - Adult
  6. 10 dark swiftlet sp.
  7. 2 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  8. 3 Dollarbird
  9. 2 Coppersmith Barbet - Mating
  10. 1 Sunda Woodpecker - Heard
  11. 1 Common Flameback - Heard
  12. 10 Red-breasted Parakeet
  13. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone - Heard
  14. 2 Common Iora
  15. 2 Black-naped Oriole
  16. 2 House Crow
  17. 1 Sooty-headed Bulbul
  18. 2 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  19. 1 Common Tailorbird
  20. 1 Asian Brown Flycatcher - Heard
  21. 1 Oriental Magpie-Robin - Heard
  22. 1 Asian Glossy Starling
  23. 1 Common Hill Myna
  24. 2 Common Myna
  25. 5 Javan Myna
  26. 2 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  27. 2 Olive-backed Sunbird

Sunday, May 6, 2018

SBWR 31Mar18

From KH

I decided to go Sungei Buloh hoping for the Indian Paradise-flycatcher. When I was 10 minutes away, I received a message from Con saying the bird showed! Alas, when I arrived, it was already hiding... So I waited and waited, until it finally showed itself briefly again for a few seconds, good enough for a tick!


The juvenile Buffy Fish-owl was resting in the small forest patch beside the old carpark.


A small Estuarine Crocodile was basking on a log.


A big Estuarine Crocodile was cooling itself down at another corner, while a Painted Stork foraged behind it.


  1. 1 Painted Stork
  2. 1 Gray Heron
  3. 1 Purple Heron
  4. 1 Intermediate Egret
  5. 15 Little Egret
  6. 1 Striated Heron
  7. 1 White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  8. 80 Whimbrel
  9. 1 Common Sandpiper
  10. 2 Common Greenshank
  11. 2 Common Redshank
  12. 1 Asian Emerald Dove
  13. 1 Pink-necked Pigeon
  14. 1 Buffy Fish-Owl
  15. 4 Collared Kingfisher
  16. 1 Rufous Woodpecker
  17. 2 Common Iora
  18. 3 Black-naped Oriole
  19. 1 Indian Paradise-Flycatcher
  20. 2 House Crow
  21. 4 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  22. 1 Arctic Warbler
  23. 3 Ashy Tailorbird
  24. 2 Asian Glossy Starling
  25. 1 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Changi 31Mar18

From KH

Started the day with Danny at Tanah Merah Coast Road. The stars today turned out to be these Horn-eyed Ghost Crabs!



Tanah Merah Coast Road
  1. 1 Gray Heron
  2. 1 Changeable Hawk-Eagle - Heard
  3. 1 Brahminy Kite
  4. 1 Black-shouldered Kite
  5. 1 Malaysian Plover - Male
  6. 1 Common Sandpiper
  7. 4 Spotted Dove
  8. 2 Zebra Dove
  9. 1 Pink-necked Pigeon
  10. 25 dark swiftlet sp.
  11. 2 White-throated Kingfisher
  12. 6 Collared Kingfisher
  13. 1 Sunda Woodpecker
  14. 3 Common Flameback
  15. 3 Golden-bellied Gerygone
  16. 5 Common Iora
  17. 6 Black-naped Oriole
  18. 1 Malaysian Pied-Fantail
  19. 2 Large-billed Crow
  20. 5 House Crow
  21. 1 Barn Swallow
  22. 2 Pacific Swallow
  23. 2 Red-whiskered Bulbul
  24. 12 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  25. 2 Oriental Reed Warbler
  26. 2 Zitting Cisticola
  27. 2 Common Tailorbird
  28. 3 Yellow-bellied Prinia - Heard
  29. 3 Oriental Magpie-Robin
  30. 13 Javan Myna
  31. 4 Olive-backed Sunbird
  32. 3 Paddyfield Pipit
  33. 5 Common Waxbill


Moving on to Changi Business Park, we didn't see the Green Imperial-pigeons, but we found this non-breeding pond-heron which caught a skink.



Changi Business Park
  1. 1 pond-heron sp. - Non breeding
  2. 1 snipe sp.
  3. 3 Spotted Dove
  4. 1 Asian Koel
  5. 1 Little Bronze-Cuckoo - Heard
  6. 10 dark swiftlet sp.
  7. 3 Collared Kingfisher
  8. 2 Red-breasted Parakeet
  9. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone - Heard
  10. 3 Common Iora
  11. 2 Pied Triller
  12. 1 Brown Shrike
  13. 6 Black-naped Oriole
  14. 5 House Crow
  15. 1 Pacific Swallow
  16. 5 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  17. 2 Common Tailorbird
  18. 4 Asian Glossy Starling
  19. 5 Javan Myna
  20. 3 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  21. 4 Olive-backed Sunbird
  22. 1 Paddyfield Pipit

SBWR 30Mar18

From KH

After Neo Tiew in the morning, Danny and I continue to Sungei Buloh.

A couple of birds.


Ashy Tailorbird


Female Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker.

And a couple of fishes.


Common Snakehead and its fries


Two-spot Gouramy

  1. 1 Gray Heron
  2. 13 Little Egret
  3. 1 Striated Heron
  4. 3 White-bellied Sea-Eagle - Nesting
  5. 5 White-breasted Waterhen
  6. 10 Whimbrel
  7. 2 Spotted Dove
  8. 1 Zebra Dove
  9. 12 Pink-necked Pigeon
  10. 2 Asian Koel - Heard
  11. 1 Plaintive Cuckoo - Heard
  12. 1 Brush Cuckoo - Heard
  13. 20 dark swiftlet sp.
  14. 1 Oriental Pied-Hornbill
  15. 1 Stork-billed Kingfisher - Heard
  16. 1 White-throated Kingfisher
  17. 3 Collared Kingfisher
  18. 1 Lineated Barbet - Heard
  19. 1 Laced Woodpecker - Heard
  20. 1 Peregrine Falcon
  21. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone - Heard
  22. 5 Common Iora
  23. 2 Pied Triller - Males
  24. 9 Black-naped Oriole
  25. 10 House Crow
  26. 1 Barn Swallow
  27. 10 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  28. 1 Arctic Warbler
  29. 7 Ashy Tailorbird
  30. 1 Yellow-bellied Prinia - Heard
  31. 2 Asian Brown Flycatcher
  32. 1 oriental Magpie-Robin - Heard
  33. 12 Asian Glossy Starling
  34. 2 Javan Myna
  35. 4 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - including a pair
  36. 1 Plain-throated Sunbird
  37. 3 Olive-backed Sunbird

Neo Tiew 30Mar18

From KH

While waiting for Danny at Kranji Marsh carpark, I chalked up 17 species in 15 mins.
  1. 1 Purple Heron
  2. 2 Spotted Dove
  3. 2 Lesser Coucal
  4. 1 Asian Koel
  5. 1 Plaintive Cuckoo
  6. 1 Brush Cuckoo - Heard
  7. 3 Blue-throated Bee-eater
  8. 1 Common Flameback
  9. 2 Long-tailed Parakeet
  10. 1 Malaysian Pied-Fantail
  11. 4 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  12. 1 Oriental Reed Warbler
  13. 1 Asian Brown Flycatcher
  14. 1 Oriental Magpie-Robin
  15. 5 Asian Glossy Starling
  16. 8 Javan Myna
  17. 2 Olive-backed Sunbird

At Neo Tiew Harvest Lane, some of the migrant raptors are still around, like these Peregrine Falcon and Japanese Sparrowhawk.


Immature Peregrine Falcon


Adult male Japanese Spaarrowhawk

Is this mixed flock of 3 Cattle Egrets and 6 Little Egrets heading home?


Asian Glossy Starling comfortably at home here in Singapore.


Paddyfield Pipit looking at me like "Watcha doing here?".


A pair of Common Flamebacks came knocking.


Introduced Golden-backed Weavers making nests - one old and one new here.


A pair of Olive-backed Sunbirds were up to something, possibly nesting somewhere close.


A skittish Ruddy-breasted Crake in the drain.


Glad to find Lesser Short-nosed Fruit-bats roosting under palm trees.


"Call me Grouchy!" said the Banded Bullfrog.



  1. 1 Purple Heron
  2. 3 Intermediate Egret
  3. 6 Little Egret
  4. 3 Cattle Egret - Breeding plumage
  5. 2 Black-shouldered Kite
  6. 1 Black Baza
  7. 1 Changeable Hawk-Eagle - Heard
  8. 1 Japanese Sparrowhawk - Adult male
  9. 5 Brahminy Kite
  10. 3 White-breasted Waterhen
  11. 2 Ruddy-breasted Crake
  12. 1 Red-wattled Lapwing
  13. 1 snipe sp.
  14. 5 Spotted Dove
  15. 3 Zebra Dove
  16. 5 Pink-necked Pigeon
  17. 11 Pied Imperial-Pigeon
  18. 3 Lesser Coucal
  19. 1 Asian Koel
  20. 1 Banded Bay Cuckoo - Heard
  21. 1 Plaintive Cuckoo - Heard
  22. 1 Brush Cuckoo - Heard
  23. 20 dark swiftlet sp.
  24. 2 White-throated Kingfisher
  25. 1 Collared Kingfisher
  26. 1 Blue-throated Bee-eater
  27. 3 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  28. 2 Common Flameback - A pair
  29. 1 Peregrine Falcon
  30. 4 Rose-ringed Parakeet
  31. 6 Long-tailed Parakeet
  32. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone - Heard
  33. 2 Common Iora
  34. 1 Brown Shrike
  35. 3 Long-tailed Shrike
  36. 2 Black-naped Oriole
  37. 1 Malaysian Pied-Fantail
  38. 30 House Crow
  39. 3 Barn Swallow
  40. 2 Pacific Swallow
  41. 5 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  42. 2 Oriental Reed Warbler
  43. 5 Zitting Cisticola
  44. 1 Common Tailorbird
  45. 2 Ashy Tailorbird
  46. 1 Yellow-bellied Prinia - Heard
  47. 1 Asian Brown Flycatcher
  48. 1 Korean Flycatcher
  49. 10 Asian Glossy Starling
  50. 2 Common Myna
  51. 20 Javan Myna
  52. 3 Olive-backed Sunbird
  53. 1 Crimson Sunbird - Female
  54. 2 Paddyfield Pipit
  55. 4 Golden-backed Weaver - Nesting
  56. 1 Common Waxbill
  57. 10 Scaly-breasted Munia
  58. 15 Chestnut Munia
  59. 3 White-headed Munia

Republic Crescent 26-29Mar18

From KH

Nice huge rhino beetle.


When technology fails us - a Zebra Dove nesting on a bird repeller!


  1. 1 Brahminy Kite -Adult
  2. 2 White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  3. 6 Spotted Dove
  4. 13 Zebra Dove
  5. 8 Pink-necked Pigeon
  6. 1 Asian Koel - Heard
  7. 1 Brush Cuckoo - Heard
  8. 15 dark swiftlet sp.
  9. 1 White-throated Kingfisher
  10. 4 Collared Kingfisher
  11. 1 Blue-throated Bee-eater
  12. 1 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  13. 1 Rufous Woodpecker
  14. 1 Banded Woodpecker
  15. 2 Common Flameback
  16. 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet
  17. 5 Long-tailed Parakeet
  18. 1 Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot
  19. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone - Heard
  20. 5 Common Iora
  21. 2 Ashy Minivet - Heard
  22. 1 Brown Shrike
  23. 1 Long-tailed Shrike
  24. 5 Black-naped Oriole
  25. 1 House Crow
  26. 1 Barn Swallow
  27. 1 Pacific Swallow
  28. 6 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  29. 3 Common Tailorbird
  30. 2 Asian Brown Flycatcher
  31. 1 Oriental Magpie-Robin - Heard
  32. 15 Asian Glossy Starling
  33. 2 Common Hill Myna
  34. 4 Common Myna - 2 pairs
  35. 20 Javan Myna
  36. 2 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  37. 2 Plain-throated Sunbird
  38. 6 Olive-backed Sunbird
  39. 3 Baya Weaver

Sembawang Park 26Mar18

From KH

  1. 1 White-bellied Sea-Eagle - Juvenile
  2. 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
  3. 8 Spotted Dove
  4. 2 Zebra Dove
  5. 20 Pink-necked Pigeon
  6. 1 Asian Koel - Heard
  7. 1 Little Bronze-Cuckoo - Heard
  8. 10 dark swiftlet sp.
  9. 1 White-throated Kingfisher
  10. 2 Collared Kingfisher
  11. 4 Common Iora
  12. 1 Pied Triller
  13. 4 Black-naped Oriole
  14. 10 House Crow
  15. 6 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  16. 3 Common Tailorbird
  17. 1 Asian Brown Flycatcher
  18. 2 Oriental Magpie-Robin - A pair
  19. 5 Asian Glossy Starling
  20. 2 Common Myna
  21. 10 Javan Myna
  22. 4 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  23. 2 Plain-throated Sunbird
  24. 5 Olive-backed Sunbird