Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
It was an impromptu decision when my friend call me & ask me where to go for birding since he is clearing leave and have 2 days to spare. I suggest Bukit Tinggi & ask him to check if there is any room available since it is now the peak period. Surprisingly he managed to get a room and we are all set to go & start the long Christmas week end birding at 1000m above sea level an ideal place to watch bird species of submontane zone.Comal Tropicale a French-themed resort which is just a stone throw away from our birding spot.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
My last Semakau trip on Saturday, 15 December 2012 was indeed my best trip so far! Despite the delay by thundery shower before the walk, we saw a lot of interesting marine animals!
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research posing in-front of the landfill.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Blackish needle like bill & long pinkish red leg... this indeed a not so common winter visitor that visit Singapore during northern hemisphere winter migratory season - a Black Winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)! I saw quite a number of them in Thailand but have not seen it in Singapore before. They are not recorded to be visited Singapore every year! I'm so excited to see them here in Singapore!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Every trip is different... indeed! This is how I will describe my experience of visiting Pulau Semakau - an offshore island situated at the southern part of Singapore. It is also one and only landfill in Singapore.
It was heavy rain when we arrived at the island but soon clear up and give us a perfect cooling afternoon to explore the shore that is very rich in marine animals.
|Semakau is full with all kinds of seaweed such as this Coin seaweed.|
|Hairy crab that is so well camouflage|
|Zoanthids that with very nice pink! They are colonial anemones.|
|Semakau is one of the only area left in Singapore that we can find this huge Knobly sea star|
|There are so many of them on the island!|
|Jelly like egg capsule|
|Another very beautiful sea anemone|
|The corals with their polyps out underwater and I'm not even diving!|
|Giant clam...again, animals that usually can only be seen while diving!|
|Another beautiful flatworm swimming in the water.|
|Bohol nudibranch (Discodoris boholensis)|
|Red swimming crab putting up a defensive stance|
|We saw a total of 3 giant clams today.|
|Polka dot nudibranch (Jorunna funebris) on their favourite food, blue sponge.|
|Today is a very fruitful day, we saw another very colourful rock boring giant clam!!|
|Another not so common Heart cockle.|
|Volute that still busy laying egg.|
|A very well camouflage Sea horse!!|
|A very common sea star on the island.|
|A baby Coastal Horseshoe crab - they look similar to Mangrove horseshoe crab but with a triangular tail instead of round.|
|Bristle worm coming out from their burrow.|
|Although this trip is not a birding trip, you just can't ignore them - a Brahminy kite|
|A rare Great-billed Heron (Ardea sumatrana) was feeding on this very rich shore|