Sunday, September 6, 2020

Seletar East 06Sep20

From KH

After lunch, I took a short walk at Baker St.

A pair of Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers were pecking at the fruits of the Singapore Rhododendron.


While this Banded Woodpecker was still hanging out at its old nest hole.


This Changeable Lizard was moulting to get bigger and juicier.


Bagworm moth caterpillars of different shapes and sizes.


Common Mime sipping Ixora nectar.


Striped Albatross and male Scarlet Grenadier


Common Parasol male and female striking similar pose.


Rice grasshoppers Oxya hyla intricata


A wasp on a Bamboo Orchid.


Camponotus and Dolichoderus ants.


Native Rusty Millipede and introduced Anoplodesmus saussurii.


  1. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
  2. Spotted Dove 1
  3. Zebra Dove 1
  4. Pink-necked Green-Pigeon 1 - Female
  5. Asian Koel 1 - Heard
  6. dark swiftlet sp. 30
  7. White-breasted Waterhen 1
  8. Lineated Barbet 1 - Heard
  9. Banded Woodpecker 1
  10. Black-naped Oriole 2
  11. Common Iora 3
  12. Malaysian Pied-Fantail 1
  13. House Crow 2
  14. Common Tailorbird 1 - Heard
  15. Yellow-vented Bulbul 2
  16. Asian Glossy Starling 1
  17. Javan Myna 3
  18. Oriental Magpie-Robin 2
  19. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 2 - Pair
  20. Olive-backed Sunbird 1

And then dropped by Seletar End.

Here's a Peacock Pansy with tattered wings, but still looking pretty.


Male and female Blue Pansies also looking pretty.


Common Grass Yellow and other grass yellows.


Here's a couple of  Lesser Grass Blues looking worn.


And one looking fresh.


A couple of Pelopidas skippers.


Blue Percher male and female.


Finally, a sweat bee also attracted to the Bidens Bur Marigold.


  1. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20
  2. Asian Koel 1 - Heard
  3. dark swiftlet sp. 10
  4. Red-wattled Lapwing 1 - Heard
  5. Collared Kingfisher 1 - Heard
  6. Long-tailed Shrike 1
  7. House Crow 5
  8. Barn Swallow 2
  9. Pacific Swallow 1
  10. Asian Glossy Starling 1 - Heard
  11. Javan Myna 5

Sengkang Riverside Park 06Sep20

From KH

Late morning nature walk at Sengkang Riverside Park turned up a few common butterflies.

Ciliate Blue and Painted Jezebel like Dwarf Powderpuff flowers.


While Common Leopard prefers Starfruit flowers.


Great Eggfly was just happy showing its top and bottom.


Look! A really tiny pygmy grasshopper.


  1. Spotted Dove 2
  2. Zebra Dove 4
  3. Asian Koel 1 - Heard
  4. dark swiftlet sp. 10
  5. White-breasted Waterhen 1
  6. Collared Kingfisher 2
  7. Dollarbird 1
  8. Sunda Woodpecker 1
  9. Common Flameback 1 - Female
  10. Rose-ringed Parakeet 2 - Heard
  11. Black-naped Oriole 2
  12. Common Iora 3
  13. Malaysian Pied-Fantail 3
  14. House Crow 1
  15. Common Tailorbird 1 - Heard
  16. Ashy Tailorbird 3
  17. Yellow-bellied Prinia 1 - Heard
  18. Pacific Swallow 1
  19. Yellow-vented Bulbul 3
  20. Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 1 - Heard
  21. Asian Glossy Starling 5
  22. Common Myna 10
  23. Javan Myna 15
  24. Oriental Magpie-Robin 1 - Heard
  25. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 2
  26. Brown-throated Sunbird 1
  27. Paddyfield Pipit 1

Sunday, August 30, 2020

BBNP, BTNR, HNP 30Aug20

From KH

I spent the late morning at Bukit Batok Nature Park. The White-crested Laughingthrushes put up a good show. It was also nice to have a Red-eyed Bulbul coming down low.


Here's a Plain Plushblue and a mud-dauber wasp on its mud nest.


  1. Red Junglefowl (Domestic type) 5
  2. dark swiftlet sp. 10
  3. Changeable Hawk-Eagle 1 - Heard
  4. White-bellied Sea-Eagle 1 - Adult at old nest
  5. bee-eater sp. 1 - Heard
  6. Lineated Barbet 2 - Heard
  7. Black-naped Oriole 1 - Heard
  8. Common Tailorbird 1 - Heard
  9. Ashy Tailorbird 1
  10. Yellow-vented Bulbul 3
  11. Red-eyed Bulbul 1
  12. Swinhoe's White-eye 2 - Heard
  13. Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 5
  14. White-crested Laughingthrush 3
  15. Asian Glossy Starling 5
  16. Common Hill Myna 2 - Heard
  17. Javan Myna 1
  18. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker 2 - Heard
  19. Brown-throated Sunbird 1 - Juvenile
  20. Crimson Sunbird 1 - Male
Midday at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve was very quiet, as expected. Here's a spider wasp and an Argiope spider.


And throw in a jumping spider too.


  1. dark swiftlet sp. 10
  2. Changeable Hawk-Eagle 1 - Heard
  3. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 1 - Heard
  4. Dark-necked Tailorbird 1 - Heard
  5. Red-eyed Bulbul 1
  6. Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 1 - Heard
  7. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker 1 - Heard
Hindhede Nature Park was also quiet. But it was nice to see Straw-headed Bulbuls feeding.


And Common Sun Skink foraging.


Here's a robberfly, and some ants.


A Branded Imperial.


A Golden-spotted Tiger Beetle and a White-handed Fly.


  1. Red Junglefowl 1 - Male
  2. dark swiftlet sp. 5
  3. White-bellied Sea-Eagle 1 - Juvenile
  4. Lineated Barbet 1 - Heard
  5. Black-naped Oriole 1 - Heard
  6. Straw-headed Bulbul 3 - Feeding on fruits
  7. Olive-winged Bulbul 1
  8. Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 2
  9. White-crested Laughingthrush 2 - Heard