Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mothers' Day Coming...

With May just around the corner, most birds here would have breed & fledged by now. Is not difficult to spot some exciting shots of feeding, fledging just about anywhere you go. Be it at your neighbourhood park or nature reserves.

A feeding dove

The chick just fledged and was closely watched/escorted by mother bird.

Another feeding pair...

Since Mother's Day coming... I'll do a Mother's Day Special in next update. So, stay tune!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Breeding of Straw-Headed Bulbul

Straw-headed bulbul is a shy bird and very often heard than seen. It is also a popular cage bird due to its very nice call. Saw this nest at central of Singapore 2 weeks ago and was waiting for the chicks to fledge. It was empty this morning and a search confirmed that the chicks had fledged!

The feeding continue although the chicks had fledged!
A very cute looking for this immature Straw-Headed Bulbul.The chick is falling a sleep after the satisfying meal fed by the parents!
The proud parent announcing to the world that their chicks had fledged!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another Surprise at Pasir Ris Park

Surprise after surprise... this is the impression that I have about Pasir Ris Park. My very first surprise was last October when I have a chance to observe the heronry right here in Singapore!

Since then, from common, uncommon to rare migratory bird(s) keep appearing one after another and it was really a fantastic birding experience. Most migratory birds have left and I was pleased to have met a flock of Chinese Pond Heron 池鷺(Ardeola bacchus) stock up reserves before their long journey home. Not just one but whole flock of them!

Wish them a safe journey home!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Street Fighters

Competition for food, for space or simply for mate? Perhaps Javan Myna simply just like to fight? It is not difficult to see Javan myna involved in 'gang fight' and I have seen it many times. This time round, I managed to capture them in actions with my camera. The fight involved 4 birds and I presume they are 2 couples. When I saw this 2 birds trying to show others that they are bigger, I know they are fighting soon and my guess is correct.
One of the bird just charge to the other couple without warning.
The fight is on!!
The other 2 birds that not involve in the fight just cheer those in the fight.
They fight from ground to the air!!At last all 4 join the fight! A really messy gang fight!
The fight started without any warning and ended without any winner or looser. Perhaps fighting is their way of community bonding?? :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Flower Festival

Is the flowering season again in Singapore! Lots of tree are flowering now and they are just beautiful. I was at Sembawang Park and both the white & the pink flower at the same time.

I ever travel to Taiwan just to see the cherry blossom around the same period too. Although no seasonal change in Singapore, standing in the garden with the whole tree bloom with flower do bring a feeling of Spring isn't it? :)