Pulau Ubin 24Dec16
Danny was in Finland catching Northern Lights. Con, JS and I went Ubin to get JS his darter tick. Sure enough the bird was at Pekan Quarry hanging out with Grey herons.
On the way to Chek Jawa, we encountered a few Ashy minivets, an Arctic warbler and some resident birds, including a Little bronze cuckoo.
Then I saw something crawling in the leaf litter. Upon further investigation, it turned out to be a crab.
We checked out Frog Island, but no migrant eagle was in sight, only Grey plovers and Whimbrels, plus a few Great crested terns. At the Chek Jawa mangrove boardwalk, we got a quiet Mangrove pitta.
At Chek Jawa, there were a group of Gold-spotted mudskippers enjoying the receding tidal waves.
Finally, along Sensory Trail, we had a Clouded monitor basking in the sun.