Sunday, June 21, 2015

Octopus Watching in Singapore

If you want to look at marine animals such as octopus, you can either go for diving or you can visit inter-tidal area. I choose the later and get to watch octopus at a really close distance and without getting wet!
Octopus

Octopus




Octopus
The octopus will stay in his safe house till the tide return in about an hour time...

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Marine Creatures at Singapore Coast

Take a break from the intense sea games and visited the coastal area of Singapore. Well, this is my 1st inter-tidal trip of 2015. That means is also my 1st SG50 inter-tidal trip!
Sea apple sea cucumber (Pseudocolochirus violaceus)
 The very 1st interesting sea cucumber that I saw is this Sea Apple Sea Cucumber.
Swimming crabs
Saw this very small swimming crabs feeding on seaweed.
Ball sea cucumber (Phyllophorus spiculata)
As the tide going further, more sea cucumber were spotted. Saw this Ball Sea Cucumber still trying to burrow into the sands.
Pink sea cucumber (Cercodemas anceps)
This Pink sea cucumber have a very striking colour and you won't miss it. It can be seen even from a distance.
Biscuit sea star (Goniodiscaster scaber)
There are very very few area left in Singapore mainland that sea star like this Biscuit Star can be found.
Sandfish Sea Cucumber (Holothuria scabra)
Another quite big sea cucumber that I found is this Sandfish Sea Cucumber
Sea Pen
I have not seen a Sea Pen for a while although seen it frequently while diving.
Stone Crab, Thunder crab (Myomenippe hardwickii)
Genie in the bottle? This Thunder Crab made full use of this discarded flower pot as his home.
Hermit crab
A very shy Hermit crab undecided if it should come out and play?  :)
Babylonia snail (Babylonia spirata)
A very beautiful Babylonia snail with the bright orange rim foot!
Hermit Crab
Another hermit crab with almost his whole body outside his host shell.
Fish
Saw this small fish before it burrow into the sands.
Salmacis Sea Urchin
Saw this Salmacis sea urchin just before I end my trip. A short trip to sea marine creatures without diving.

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!