Sunday, June 24, 2012

Waxbill of Singapore

Waxbills are estrildid finches (Family: Estrildidae)that are not native to Singapore. These are small and brightly coloured songbirds, popularly sought after as cage birds. They are African in origin and are brought here by the bird trade. and believed are released during certain religious festivals. They are now not difficult to find in empty grassland at various part of Singapore, such as Lorong Halus.

What impact they posed to native birds remained unknown, nevertheless they are beautiful subject to photograph...
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and video too! Have fun with this short clip by Black-rumped Waxbill (E. troglodytes)!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Walking Sea Urchin

One thing about exploring inter-tidal area during low tide is getting to see marine animals that usually only possible during diving. Just like this video on sea urchin...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Predawn Trip To Changi

It was almost a year since I last visited this place during pre dawn timing! As usual, this place always surprise me with lots of creatures!

I'll let the photo do the talking...
 There are several types of sea cucumber such as these brown & pink in colour
 Olive snail that is also expert in burrowing
 Hermit crab
 Another expert in burrowing - Pebble crab
 I saw lots of Sand dollars that are in Pink!!
 Sea hare are in season now...they are everywhere too!

 A very beautiful Noble volute
 Sea pen
 Moons crab
 The high light for today's trip must be this electric ray!! Can't wait to explore the other part of the shore tomorrow morning.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Spotted Wood Owl in Roosting

Glad that this owl continue to roost here at PRP, their birth place...