Thursday, 23 August 2012

Fraser's Hill 27Jul-1Aug12

From Con

Weather was sunny and dry, no leeches. But bird activity was confined to early hours and very late afternoon. Only three new species for me, the Yellow-throated Marten, a Speckled Piculet and a Bamboo Woodpecker.

No Rusty-naped Pittas seen or heard. I tried for Marbled Wren Babbler around the Phenology Trail area, no luck. I spent a lot of time on The Old Road and down in The Gap. I got trogons every day! And I had a nice long session with the Black Laughingthrush, those birds sure have a nice variety of calls.

But the bad news was Fraser’s Hill and Kuala Lumpur were blanketed with smoke haze from Sumatra. It was quite bad, PSI must have been over 100. I but I see the PSI is okay here in Singapore.

Yellow-bellied Warbler

Friday, 10 August 2012

Labrador Park 22Jul12

From Danny

This breeding season looks like belong to the WBSE, I was at Labrador boardwalk on Sunday checking out the WBSE nest which I have been monitoring but couldn't confirm any success until that late morning. A pair of twin seen in the nest, much younger than the pair at CCK and likely to fledge in late Aug or early Sept. Two pairs of twin so far this season. The pair at CCK feed on fresh water fish while this pair on sea water fish.