Bidadari 12Oct14From KH
After a Chestnut-cheeked Starling was photographed yesterday, there were a whole lot of birders and photographers looking for this rare starling today morning. However, the bird was nowhere to be found, although the main flock of Daurian Starlings were flying around.
Tiger Shrikes and Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher were also around.
Went back to Bida with JS in the late afternoon, with scope scan another 40 to 50 PB Starlings but no sign of Cheeky. JS took some flight shots but all had scapular bars. Around 6.30 pm, a long stretch out kettle, approx 900 to a thousand starlings gathered and flew across Bartley Road towards the direction of Lorong Ong Lye/Upper Paya Lebar Road. The long chain kettle flew down out of sight among a cluster of green trees with the roof of a Chinese temple in the background - believe the Daurian Starlings roosted beyond Bida.