Punggol, Tuas, Pulau Punggol 30May15From KH
Danny and I went on a hunt for Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo, which has been seen at Punggol End and Tuas. We started at Punggol End. There were no Horsfield's but there was a pair of nesting Blue-throated Bee-eaters. The adult was observed bringing food back to the nest, which is underground.
Moving on to Tuas, we started along Tuas South Ave 1, but no target cuckoo. The only surprise was an over-staying second year Oriental Honey-buzzard.
Then we met up with Choon How at Ave 3 and moved on to another forest patch. However, we dipped at the cuckoo here too.
After Indian rice lunch, Danny and I parted ways with Choon How and we headed to Lorong Halus. Upon reaching, we got news that the target cuckoo has been sighted at Pulau Punggol! Upon reaching, Francis told us that the bird had flown off... After about half an hour, he spotted a second cuckoo and soon we realised there were more than 10 of them - male, female, immature, all were represented. This is a nearly 100% cropped Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo.