Seletar West 23-25Jan13
When 500 Asian Openbills were reported at Kuala Gula, Perak on 8 Jan, and 400 at Batang Tiga, Malacca on 9 Jan, many Singapore birders were hoping some of them would make it here. On 16 Jan late afternoon, Pun Kin Hong photographed a single bird at Neo Tiew Lane 2.
Here is his comment "It was so high that I cropped the picture a lot. I first time see the stork fly so high. Then two eagles seem to follow it. I thought they are going to attack it, but finally they flew so far and I lost sight of them."
On 22 Jan, 8 birds were reported at Seletar.
On 23 Jan morning, with some help, Con managed to locate 6 at Seletar West. In the evening, I left work on the dot and got to see the birds too. Danny arrived after I left and saw the birds as well.
On 24 Jan morning, Con reported that the 6 birds were still there. After work I drove by and saw the birds on a bare tree at the country club junction.
On 25 Jan morning, Con reported that they came down into the field from about 8am to 9am to feed on mainly snails until they were full and then they flew back up into the trees.
Photos from Con