After Kranji Marsh in the morning, I went to the old Sungei Buloh and saw 4 crocodiles in total!
At the breakwater, the Smooth Otters were not bothered by the murder of House Crows.
A Malayan Water Monitor enjoying sushimi!
Sungei Buloh is a great place to see the Little (front), Great (middle) and Intermediate Egrets together for comparison.
Possibly my first encounter with a Plain Nawab. Violet Vinegar Crabs were fighting over ownership of a burrow.
A small birdwave of Abbott's Babbler, Malaysian Pied-fantail and Pin-striped Tit-babblers were encountered. Only one of the latter was cooperative enough to pose for some photos.
Surprised to see a small Estuarine Crocodiles, <0.5m. However, BIGGER surprises were to come later.
On the way out, two raptors were seen circling above the Sungei Buloh Main Bridge: a juvenile pale Changeable Hawk-eagle (left) and a juvenile Brahminy Kite.
Guess what's under the bridge in the river? Not one, but two Estuarine Crocodiles! They were about 2m long. Let's call the front croc C1, and the other C2. The sky was now full of dark clouds; it looked like rain was imminent.
Soon, it started raining heavily. While a few visitors and I waited out the rain, we saw the famous Tailless approaching C1 from the left, with C2 behind looking on. Will there be a fight?
C1 held its ground, I mean its spot, while Tailless circled it. So it all ended peacefully with no drama whatsoever...
For consolation, Tailless showed off its softer side as the rain subsided: its love for flowers.