Sunday, 2 July 2017

Kranji Marsh 3Jun17

From KH

JS was stationed at the Kranji Marsh tower, so Con, Danny and I went there to give our support. Of course, his gf was there to support him too.

First, a land planarian worm crossed our path.


Then, a slug crossed our path.


At the tower, a male Baya weaver was busy weaving.


ebird list from JS:
  1. Gray Heron 2
  2. Purple Heron 1
  3. Osprey 1
  4. Black-shouldered Kite 1
  5. Changeable Hawk-Eagle 1 heard only
  6. Brahminy Kite 5
  7. White-bellied Sea-Eagle 1
  8. White-breasted Waterhen 5
  9. Red-wattled Lapwing 3
  10. Little Tern 7
  11. Spotted Dove 10
  12. Zebra Dove 2
  13. Pink-necked Pigeon 50
  14. Lesser Coucal 6
  15. Banded Bay Cuckoo 1
  16. Plaintive Cuckoo 1 - heard only
  17. Brush Cuckoo 1
  18. dark swiftlet sp. 30
  19. White-throated Kingfisher 1
  20. Collared Kingfisher 2
  21. Dollarbird 1
  22. Lineated Barbet 1
  23. Rose-ringed Parakeet 2
  24. Red-breasted Parakeet 7
  25. Long-tailed Parakeet 5
  26. Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot 2
  27. Common Iora 5
  28. Pied Triller 1
  29. Long-tailed Shrike 2
  30. Black-naped Oriole 1
  31. Malaysian Pied-Fantail 4
  32. House Crow 30
  33. Large-billed Crow 2
  34. Pacific Swallow 7
  35. Yellow-vented Bulbul 10
  36. Common Tailorbird 1 - heard only
  37. Ashy Tailorbird 1 - heard only
  38. Yellow-bellied Prinia 2
  39. Abbott's Babbler 1 - heard only
  40. Oriental Magpie-Robin 1
  41. Asian Glossy Starling 30
  42. Javan Myna 10
  43. Plain-throated Sunbird 3
  44. Olive-backed Sunbird 7
  45. Golden-backed Weaver 1 male seen. 3 nest seen, but don't know if in use.
  46. Baya Weaver 2
Rifle Range, Hindhede, Seletar East 27May17

From KH

Today, we have a guest, JS's gf. The five of us had fun with a pair of released Helmeted guineafowls at the carpark before heading to Jelutong Tower.


©Con Foley

List at Rifle Range from JS:
  1. Pink-necked Pigeon 10
  2. Thick-billed Pigeon 5 - Pairs seen flying in the distant.
  3. Banded Bay Cuckoo 1
  4. Plaintive Cuckoo 1 - heard only
  5. Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo 1 - heard only
  6. dark swiftlet sp. 20
  7. Blue-throated Bee-eater 2
  8. Dollarbird 1
  9. Common Flameback 1 - heard only
  10. Blue-rumped Parrot 7 - A flock of 7 seen flying in the distant. Identified by call, robust head and short tail.
  11. Long-tailed Parakeet 1
  12. Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot 2
  13. Black-naped Oriole 2
  14. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 2
  15. Pacific Swallow 1
  16. Olive-winged Bulbul 6
  17. Cream-vented Bulbul 2
  18. Common Tailorbird 1
  19. Dark-necked Tailorbird 1 - heard only
  20. Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 1
  21. Short-tailed Babbler 1 - heard only
  22. Oriental Magpie-Robin 2
  23. Asian Glossy Starling 20
  24. Common Hill Myna 11 - Predominant species calling in the forest with pairs and small groups seen.
  25. Javan Myna 2
  26. Greater Green Leafbird 1
  27. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker 1
  28. Plain-throated Sunbird 2
  29. Olive-backed Sunbird 2
  30. Crimson Sunbird 3

Con left after lunch and the four of us went to Hindhede. A Sunda Scops-Owl was still around.


©Tan KH


Next, we went to Pulau Punggol for the Horsfield's bronze cuckoo, but it started raining, so I left. The three of them proceeded to Seletar East and together with Low CH, who was there, managed to see one far away.
Fraser's Hill 21-23May17

From Con

Just back from a few days in Fraser's Hill. This Red-headed Trogon (male) was very confiding, but he asked me not to reveal his location.


Here is a shot of a Rufous-browed Flycatcher. I can never resist these cuties. This fellow was down in a ravine singing his heart out. The light was very dim, I could barely see the bird, but the autofocus had no trouble picking him up.


Upper Seletar 17May17

From Con

Several of us got a real treat today to see a troupe of Raffles' Banded Leaf Monkeys (Presbytis femoralis femoralis). Backlit and high, but this image turned out pretty okay, considering it's only my second time seeing this species in Singapore and first time photographing it! This subspecies exists only in Singapore and Johor and is quite rare in Singapore. Fortunately they are well protected. You can read a bit more at these links:-
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/ray-of-hope-for-monkey-species-near-extinction
http://www.primatewatching.com/p-femoralis


Panti 13May17

Con and Danny went Panti today. The list below is reproduced from ebird.
  1. 1 Changeable Hawk-Eagle
  2. 3 Red-wattled Lapwing
  3. 1 Spotted Dove
  4. 2 Asian Emerald Dove
  5. 5 Little Green-Pigeon
  6. 2 Raffles's Malkoha
  7. 1 Banded Bay Cuckoo
  8. 3 Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
  9. 1 Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo
  10. 3 Malaysian Nightjar
  11. 10 swiftlet sp.
  12. 2 Gray-rumped Treeswift
  13. 2 Whiskered Treeswift
  14. 1 Scarlet-rumped Trogon
  15. 2 Black Hornbill
  16. 1 Oriental Pied-Hornbill
  17. 2 Blue-eared Barbet
  18. 1 Red-crowned Barbet
  19. 1 Banded Woodpecker
  20. 2 Crimson-winged Woodpecker
  21. 2 Checker-throated Woodpecker
  22. 1 Buff-rumped Woodpecker
  23. 2 Buff-necked Woodpecker
  24. 1 Maroon Woodpecker
  25. 2 Banded Broadbill
  26. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone
  27. 1 Large Woodshrike
  28. 1 Rufous-winged Philentoma
  29. 2 Dark-throated Oriole
  30. 4 Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
  31. 2 Black-naped Monarch
  32. 1 Malaysian Rail-babbler
  33. 1 Pacific Swallow
  34. 2 Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
  35. 2 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  36. 3 Cream-vented Bulbul
  37. 2 Hairy-backed Bulbul
  38. 2 Yellow-bellied Bulbul
  39. 1 Buff-vented Bulbul
  40. 6 Rufous-tailed Tailorbird
  41. 1 Yellow-bellied Prinia
  42. 10 Pin-striped Tit-Babbler
  43. 1 Black-throated Babbler
  44. 2 Chestnut-rumped Babbler
  45. 1 Gray-headed Babbler
  46. 1 Sooty-capped Babbler
  47. 3 Black-capped Babbler
  48. 1 Short-tailed Babbler
  49. 1 White-chested Babbler
  50. 4 Horsfield's Babbler
  51. 1 Asian Fairy-bluebird
  52. 1 White-rumped Shama
  53. 2 Pale Blue-Flycatcher
  54. 1 Gray-chested Jungle-Flycatcher
  55. 2 Rufous-chested Flycatcher
  56. 2 Javan Myna
  57. 2 Blue-winged Leafbird
  58. 3 Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker
  59. 1 Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker
  60. 6 Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
  61. 1 Plain Sunbird