Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chicks Sanitation

When birds hatched, they are more susceptible to disease than adult birds due to their underdeveloped immune system.

As such, sanitation is extremely important especially for chicks prior to feathering. 
Chick - "mummy, i want poo poo"
Mummy - "raise your butt & let me check!"
Mummy - "hold on...."
Mummy - "I got it!"
Mummy - "yummy!!"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yellow Vented Bulbul Feeding

Yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) is one of the most common bird in Singapore. Even it is so common, not many people have the chance to see how they feed their chicks and what they feed with. As with many other birds, seeds of Dillenia suffruticosa or commonly known as Simpoh Ayer is one of the main source of food for the chicks.
Spiders has been sighted quite regularly too.
At times, yellow-vented bulbul 'hi-jack' the food from spiders too. This bee was strangled on spiders web when it was fed to the chick.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yellow Collar On Javan Myna

I first noticed Javan myna with yellow patches on the neck last month when I was at Dairy Farm area. Unconvinced of what I saw, I went back last week after a heavy rain and I found more of this myna with a yellow collar!
I took this photo last month and that was my 1st time seeing a myna with yellow collar!
I saw more of mynas with yellow collar! As it was raining earlier, some of their feathers in fact are still damp.
From their appearance, no doubt they are Javan myna (except with the yellow patch on the neck, and white instead of yellow eyes). But, why only the mynas over at this area shown yellow collar?
Could this be the answer to the mystery? The pollen from the African tulip tree?? The African tulip tree is very common everywhere, but why only the myna around this area show this yellow patch?? ...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Botanic Garden After Dark

I have been visiting Singapore Botanic Garden frequently for photo shooting especially those beautiful birds that have chosen the garden as their home. This is my first time taking photo their after dark.
The light was turned on around 7.15pm when the sky get darker.
The sky looks stunning with colours when the sun set.
Is a totally different experience visiting the garden after dark. Every thing become so colourful.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wild Dog at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

I have been hearing a lot about stray dog threatening the wild life in the reserve especially the birds and the cute otters.

This threat is very real and the number of the stray dogs are increasing too! I was at the reserve this morning and this is what I saw.
I am sure these are not the only stray dogs in the reserve. In fact several visitors share the same concern.
This is the full picture on the small area that I visited. Good luck to the wildlife of the reserve and really hope the relevant authorities will do the necessary.

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Chick On The Blog

I'm glad that I get to see another nestling hatched successfully in Singapore and this time round is a very beautiful Coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala).

After slightly more than a month of waiting, finally see the chick.
The chick is doing well and should fledge within a day or two.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Nestling Mania Started

Now that the monsoon is over, is now the nestling mania for birds in Singapore! There are so many sightings of bird nestlings every where.

This is the Black-napped Oriole that I have been reporting since last month.
Javan Myna making use of cavity on the tree as their nest.
Beautiful Pink necked green pigeon
Yellow vented bulbul
Coppersmith barbet
So as this Large bill crow!