Sunday, December 20, 2020

Seletar East, Halus 20Dec20

From KH

After having fun with Mandarin Duck at Hougang, I had my lunch and then headed to Hampstead Wetland.


Crested Goshawk - my first time seeing it here!


White-breasted Waterhen - the "lily-trotter" of Hampstead


Blue-tailed Bee-eater - the model for BIF and FIM shots here

  1. White-breasted Waterhen 1
  2. Crested Goshawk 1
  3. Brahminy Kite 1
  4. Blue-tailed Bee-eater 5
  5. Pied Triller 1
  6. Large-billed Crow 2 - A pair
  7. Yellow-vented Bulbul 1 - Heard
  8. Asian Glossy Starling 5
  9. Javan Myna 2
  10. Oriental Magpie-Robin 1 - Heard
  11. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 1
  12. Olive-backed Sunbird 1

Last stop for today: Lorong Halus Wetland.


Long-tailed Shrike. Sooty-headed Bulbul

  1. Spotted Dove 2
  2. Zebra Dove 6
  3. Savanna Nightjar 1 - Heard
  4. dark swiftlet sp. 2
  5. White-breasted Waterhen 1 - Heard
  6. Ardea sp. 1 - Intermediate or great
  7. Black Baza 3
  8. Blue-tailed Bee-eater 2
  9. Dollarbird 2
  10. Rose-ringed Parakeet 2
  11. Red-breasted Parakeet 2
  12. Long-tailed Parakeet 4
  13. Black-naped Oriole 2
  14. Long-tailed Shrike 2
  15. House Crow 3
  16. Barn Swallow 2
  17. Sooty-headed Bulbul 1
  18. Asian Glossy Starling 30
  19. Javan Myna 5

Hougang 20Dec20

From KH

Someone released a Mandarin Duck in Hougang!?


It seemed to enjoy the company of egrets and herons.


Cattle Egret. Intermediate Egret


Little Egret


Adult Striated Heron


Juvenile Striated Heron with funky hairstyle

As well as Common Sandpiper.


And Zebra Dove.


Fishes, like this Peacock Basses was not bothered either.


Other fishes also enjoyed the canal.


Common Mollies.


Along the walkway, Striped Albatross enjoyed sipping Tridax Daisy nectar.


  1. Mandarin Duck 1 - Female, likely escapee
  2. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
  3. Spotted Dove 1
  4. Zebra Dove 3
  5. Common Sandpiper 1
  6. Intermediate Egret 1
  7. Little Egret 1
  8. Cattle Egret 1
  9. Striated Heron 5
  10. Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker 1 - Heard
  11. Black-naped Oriole 1 - Heard
  12. Common Iora 1 - Heard
  13. House Crow 1
  14. Yellow-vented Bulbul 1 - Heard
  15. Arctic Warbler 1 - Heard
  16. Javan Myna 1
  17. Asian Brown Flycatcher 1 - Heard
  18. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 1
  19. Olive-backed Sunbird 1
  20. Eurasian Tree Sparrow 1

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Sengkang Riverside Park 19Dec20

From KH

I took a short walk around Sengkang Riverside Park.

Female Brown-throated Sunbird seeping nectar from Jambu flower.


Jambu flowers and fruits.


The palm fruit that dropped on the ground became easy picking for Javan Myna and Zebra Doves.


African Oil Palm Elaeis guineensis that feeds a generation.


Red-breasted Parakeets enjoying palm fruit.


Sengkang Floating Wetland is home to White-breasted Waterhen, Yellow-vented Bulbul and Malaysian Pied-Fantail.


  1. Spotted Dove 4
  2. Zebra Dove 11
  3. Asian Koel 3 - Heard
  4. dark swiftlet sp. 1
  5. White-breasted Waterhen 2
  6. Collared Kingfisher 2 - Heard
  7. Blue-throated Bee-eater 1
  8. Blue-tailed Bee-eater 2
  9. Rose-ringed Parakeet 4
  10. Red-breasted Parakeet 2
  11. Black-naped Oriole 2
  12. Malaysian Pied-Fantail 2
  13. House Crow 1
  14. Common Tailorbird 1
  15. Ashy Tailorbird 1 - Heard
  16. Black-browed Reed Warbler 5 - 2+3
  17. Yellow-vented Bulbul 6
  18. Common Myna 1
  19. Javan Myna 10
  20. Brown-throated Sunbird 6 - Feeding at flowering tree
  21. Olive-backed Sunbird 1

Halus 19Dec20

From KH

Today, Danny, JS and I went to Lorong Halus.

First up, a couple of migrant raptor species:


Juvenile Chinese Sparrowhawk with tattered wing


A couple of juvenile Oriental Honey-Buzzards

A pair of resident Long-tailed Shrikes.


Swintail snipe, typically seen flying away...


A couple of White-barred Duskhawks.


And finally, some flies: hoverfly sp. and Ligyra sp.


  1. Lesser Whistling-Duck 2
  2. Spotted Dove 3
  3. Zebra Dove 2
  4. Lesser Coucal 1
  5. Savanna Nightjar 2
  6. White-breasted Waterhen 1
  7. Greater Painted-Snipe 2
  8. snipe sp. 7
  9. Yellow Bittern 2
  10. Gray Heron 11
  11. pond-heron sp. 1
  12. Striated Heron 1
  13. Oriental Honey-buzzard 4
  14. Changeable Hawk-Eagle 1
  15. Chinese Sparrowhawk 1
  16. Brahminy Kite 1
  17. White-bellied Sea-Eagle 1
  18. Gray-headed Fish-Eagle 2
  19. White-throated Kingfisher 1
  20. Blue-tailed Bee-eater 4
  21. Dollarbird 2
  22. Coppersmith Barbet 1
  23. Rose-ringed Parakeet 2
  24. Red-breasted Parakeet 36
  25. Long-tailed Parakeet 1
  26. Ashy Minivet 3
  27. Pied Triller 2
  28. Black-naped Oriole 3
  29. Common Iora 2
  30. Malaysian Pied-Fantail 1
  31. Long-tailed Shrike 3
  32. House Crow 10
  33. Pacific Swallow 2
  34. Sooty-headed Bulbul 6
  35. Yellow-vented Bulbul 7
  36. Swinhoe's White-eye 10
  37. Asian Glossy Starling 50
  38. Javan Myna 2
  39. Brown-throated Sunbird 2
  40. Javan Munia 6

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Sengkang Riverside Park, Punggol Promenade 13Dec20

From KH

A short walk around Sengkang Riverside Park didn't yield much, but got Smooth Otters.


And this Ashy Tailorbird.


  1. Spotted Dove 2
  2. Zebra Dove 2
  3. Asian Koel 1 - Heard
  4. White-breasted Waterhen 2
  5. Yellow Bittern 1
  6. Striated Heron 1
  7. Changeable Hawk-Eagle 2 - Pair
  8. White-throated Kingfisher 1
  9. Collared Kingfisher 2
  10. Blue-throated Bee-eater 8
  11. Blue-tailed Bee-eater 1
  12. Dollarbird 2
  13. Rose-ringed Parakeet 3
  14. Red-breasted Parakeet 1 - Heard
  15. Black-naped Oriole 2
  16. Malaysian Pied-Fantail 2
  17. House Crow 2
  18. Ashy Tailorbird 4
  19. Yellow-bellied Prinia 1 - Heard
  20. Black-browed Reed Warbler 2
  21. Barn Swallow 1
  22. Yellow-vented Bulbul 4
  23. Swinhoe's White-eye 1 - Heard
  24. Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 1 - Heard
  25. Asian Glossy Starling 1
  26. Common Myna 5
  27. Javan Myna 20
  28. Asian Brown Flycatcher 1
  29. Oriental Magpie-Robin 1 - Heard
  30. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 2
  31. Olive-backed Sunbird 2

After makan, I went to check out the nesting White-bellied Sea-Eagle at Punggol Promenade.