Thursday, May 21, 2015

Morning Walk at Bukit Batok Nature Park

The last time I visit Bukit Batok Nature Park, I saw a Malayan Colugo! Since it has been a while I last visit to this place, I was hoping I can catch a glimpse of another colugo. But no luck this time... 
Bukit Batok Nature Park
Theres a quarry cliff in this park and a must 'see' if you are coming to Bukit Batok Nature Park.
Bukit Batok Nature Park
Is difficult to tell if this place is park within jungle or jungle within park...
Giant Fern
There are lots of huge fern in the park
Giant Fern
The young fern give a great photo opportunity.
Bukit Batok Nature Park
Morning sun over the junction in the middle of the park
Quarry Cliff
Isn't this place beautiful?
Quarry Cliff
Warning sign on top of the quarry cliff.
White-Crested Laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolophus)
This White-Crested Laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolophus) have established themselves very well in this park although they are introduced.
Olive Wing Bubul
Olive Wing Bubul take a peep before flew away.
Yellow Vented Bubul
Yellow Vented Bubul wiping her bill after a nice breakfast.
Asian Glossy Starling
Usually come in flock, but this Asian Glossy Starling was alone when I saw it.
Brown Throated Sunbird
Female Brown Throated Sunbird feeding from flower to flower.
Striped Tit Babbler (Macronous gularis)
Striped Tit Babbler that like to stay under the leaves to hunt for insects/spiders.
Laced woodpecker(Picus vittatus)
Another beautiful bird that I saw was this Laced woodpecker.

This is a nice place for birding... should come back more often!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Weekend Birding at Bishan Park

Bishan Park is one of the largest urban parks in Singapore, one unique feature of this park is the waterway. Is indeed a great place for families to have a fun day out. One can simply enjoy nature, bird watching or simply picnic by the river side.
Bishan Park
 One of the many beautiful bridges in the garden.
Bishan Park
 Is just a stone throw from the nearby apartment.
Bishan Park

Bishan Park
From time to time, there are people that try to get rid of their pet here and need to be reminded. Don't buy a pet if you can't keep them for life.
Javan Mynah
 One of the most common bird in the garden - Javan Myna.
Javan Mynah
 Beside scavenging at hawker center, Javan myna hunt for food too.
Common Mynah
Looks very similar to Javan Myna from a distance - Common Myna. They are now out numbered by the introduced Javan Myna.
Yellow Vented Bulbul
 Yellow Vented Bulbul is the most common bulbul in Singapore.
Brown Throated Sunbird
 A male Brown Throated sunbird taking shelter under the shade.
Brown Throated Sunbird
Hunting spider for food not limited to just Spider hunter but sunbird too. This female Brown Throated sunbird just got a spider!
Peaceful Dove, Zebra Dove
 Zebra dove also known as Peaceful dove. They like to forage on bare ground or short grass.
Sunda pygmy woodpecker
Sunda pygmy woodpecker are much smaller than myna, they are not easy to spot without first listen to their call and pin point their location.
Pied Triller
 Another bird that usually stay high up on the tree that not easy to spot - Pied Triller.
Grey Rump Treeswift
 One of the most beautiful treeswift in Singapore - Grey Rump Treeswift.
Scaly-Breasted Munia
Usually fly in flock, Bishan Park is one of the place that you can get real close to Scaly-Breasted Munia.
Purple Heron
 Hiding in the thick vegetation by the river, didn't expect to see this big beauty - Purple Heron.
White Breasted Water Hen
There are quite a number of White Breasted Water Hen here. They can be easily spotted along the water edge.
Changeable Lizard
 This changeable lizard warming up under the sun.
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Another very common bird not just in this garden, they can be found everywhere from hawker center, shopping belt at Orchard to my neighborhood. Yet they are not even listed in the Top 20 Most Common bird in Singapore. Rather strange and puzzle, sorry little Eurasian Tree Sparrow. I'm sure one day, you will join the top 20 list again.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Being Singapore first UNESCO World Heritage site nomination, Singapore Botanic Garden is one place you don't want to miss.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Is right in the city yet you may just step into tropical forest!
SBG Bicycle Parking
There are bicycle parking lot too.
SBG Bandstand
One of the most photographed spot in Singapore - Bandstand. Is one of the favorite spot for wedding photo this make it appear in photo album in lots of family in Singapore.
SBG Steps
Is lush green every where you go in the garden. You can hear birds singing all around you and butterfly hop from one flower to another.
Sun Garden
Another favorite 'tunnel'in the garden. Just next to the Sun Garden, you can create all kind of stunning photograph from this tunnel with roots over your head.
SBG Ginger Garden
When you are tired, there are plenty of chairs/bench for your to rest your legs and listen to the nature.
SBG Ginger Garden
This is a huge bench from one of the tree that fell in the garden.
SBG Ginger Garden
Want to play Tarzan? Bring Jane with you next time you visit here for a theme photography!
SBG Ginger Garden

SBG Orchid Garden

SBG Orchid Garden
Some shots on the falling leaves for your next photo trip idea.
Collared Kingfisher

Collared Kingfisher
This Collared Kingfisher just had her big lizard for breakfast!
Spotted Dove
Spotted dove drying her wings in the sun after the overnight rain.
Tailor Bird
Managed to take a shot of this very small tailor bird. I had a hard time to keep up with this bird using my compact camera.
Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower
Lotus plants right in the Ginger Garden.
When there are water, there will be Dragonfly!

The human traffic may have increased over the years, SBG is still my favorite garden taking some nature photo after all this years.