Sunday, 30 August 2015

Bishan Park 16Aug15

From Con

Adult goes from tree to tree looking for bats. Adult then catches breakfast.


Then prepares meal rips it up. Then calls juvenile.


Juvenile flies in and calls. Takes breakfast. Looks at breakfast. Bat again? Eventually flies off with breakfast to another tree. Half hour episode.


The adult Crested Goshawk hunts the Common Fruit Bat from Chinese fan palm (Livistona chinensis).
Pulau Ubin 15Aug15

From KH

Following reports of Barred Eagle Owl, Black Hornbill and Oriental Darter, Con, Danny and I went to Pulau Ubin. We saw none of these birds, but heard a Mangrove Pitta at Chek Jawa. The only waders there were Common Sandpipers.

Here's an incomplete list:
  1. Grey Heron >15
  2. Purple Heron 1
  3. Brahminy Kite >2
  4. White-bellied Sea Eagle >2
  5. Common Sandpiper 3
  6. Stork-billed Kingfisher 1
  7. Oriental Pied Hornbill >5
  8. Mangrove Pitta 1 heard
  9. Oriental Magpie Robin 1
  10. White-rumped Shama 1

CCK Park 10Aug15

From Danny

Late morning, taking a nature walk around Choa Chu Kang Park, spotted this Brown-streaked Flycatcher (Muscicapa williamsoni) perched on a branch of a Chinese Olive tree (Canarium vulgare, also known as Wild Almond). Following the waders, passerine migrants are on the way, time to head to Bida to celebrate SG50.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Pulau Punggol 13-15Jul15

From Con

5 Blue-breasted Quails regularly cross a small patch about once an hour. I spent 4 hours on Mon; 5 hours on Tue and some more on Wed.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Serangoon, Poyan 12Jul15

From KH

Danny did the mid-year census at Poyan and I did it at Serangoon, as usual. The only unusual bird at Serangoon is an Intermediate Egret, perhaps over-wintering. At Poyan, a pair of Blue-winged Pittas were again found.

Another thing unusual is the lack of any koel at both sites. This could be explained by the low count of crows, a common host for the koels. NEA doing a good job culling crows?

Serangoon Poyan
1 Red Junglefowl 2
2 Sunda Woodpecker 9 1
3 Banded Woodpecker 2
4 Laced Woodpecker 2
5 Common Goldenback 1 1
6 Lineated Barbet 2
7 Coppersmith Barbet 2
8 Oriental Dollarbird 1
9 White-Throated Kingfisher 4 2
10 Collared Kingfisher 3 4
11 Blue-Throated Bee-Eater 4 6
12 Banded Bay Cuckoo 1 1
13 Rusty-Breasted Cuckoo 1
14 Little Bronze Cuckoo 3 1
15 Lesser Coucal 2
16 Rose-Ringed Parakeet 2
17 Red-Breasted Parakeet 20 32
18 Long-Tailed Parakeet 1 3
19 Swiftlet Spp 5 23
20 Rock Pigeon 11
21 Spotted Dove 15 16
22 Zebra Dove 6 7
23 Pink-Necked Green-Pigeon 2 21
24 White-Breasted Waterhen 4 2
25 Red-Wattled Lapwing 2
26 Little Tern 4
27 Brahminy Kite 2
28 White-Bellied Sea Eagle 2
29 Changeable Hawk-Eagle 2
30 Little Egret 2
31 Grey Heron 1 5
32 Purple Heron 1
33 Intermediate Egret 1
34 Striated Heron 14
35 Blue-Winged Leafbird 2
36 Golden-Bellied Gerygone 2 2
37 House Crow 2 2
38 Black-Naped Oriole 8 19
39 Pied Triller 1 3
40 Pied Fantail 8
41 Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo 1
42 Common Iora 8 9
43 Oriental Magpie-Robin 2 1
44 Asian Glossy Starling 5 26
45 White-Vented Myna 32 32
46 Common Hill Myna 2
47 Pacific Swallow 4 9
48 Straw-Headed Bulbul 3
49 Sooty-Headed Bulbul 2
50 Yellow-Vented Bulbul 10 23
51 Zitting Cisticola 1
52 Yellow-Bellied Prinia 4 1
53 Oriental White-Eye 3 4
54 Common Tailorbird 3 4
55 Dark-Necked Tailorbird 1
56 Rufous-Tailed Tailorbird 3
57 Ashy Tailorbird 5
58 Striped Tit-Babbler 4
59 Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker 3
60 Brown-Throated Sunbird 2 5
61 Olive-Backed Sunbird 14 6
62 Eurasian Tree Sparrow 12
63 Baya Weaver 5
64 Javan Munia 2
65 Scaly-Breasted Munia 3 9
66 White-Headed Munia 2
Total species 43 54
Total number 246 329