Is the time of the year again... no, not Christmas but birding at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR). The migratory birds are back to the reserve.
I got a copy of very handy guide for birding in the reserve!
Tips on how to identify birds in the reserve is included. Just look at the size of the bird, their bill & their plumage.
We have Mr Desmond Lee (Minister of State) joining us this morning too! Below are some of the animals we saw...
SBWR is probably the only place in Singapore to see a wild crocodile. The next time when you are here, try looking for them at the Main Bridge. They are very well camouflage, so try look for anything that looks like a floating log or tree trunk in the water. They are usually just at the water edge.
One of the many birds in the reserve. This Red Shank was with the colour flag X7. If you saw any birds that with flag, may report your sightings at Sungei Buloh Engraved Flag Sightings.
Looks very similar to Red Shank but with yellowish/green leg.
Another sandpiper that we saw is Marsh Sandpiper. These birds will only be here for a limited time. Catch them while they are here or you will have to wait another year to see them again...
Oh! It was a while ago when I last visited Singapore Botanic Garden. Although the number of visitors surged year by year, the garden still a good place for new photographer to test their camera, or try their new photography skills.
One of the cutest animals in the garden - Plantain squirrel. They are almost any where, darting & jumping from tree to tree looking for food. It is also one of the easiest target to be photographed too.
Another most common bird in Singapore - Javan myna. They are sometime consider as pest thanks to their super adaptability to any environment. They can be found from hawker center, bin center, monsoon canal, garden and even in busy Orchard Road!
Rock pigeon is another bird species that adapt very well in the urban environment.
Rock pigeon here come in variable colour and patterns. They too at times consider as pest. Nevertheless, they are good subject for photography too.
One of my favorite bird is this Pink Necked Green Pigeon.
Spotted dove is a popular in song-singing contest. They are also quite common in Singapore.
Very similar to Pacific swallow, Barn Swallow are migratory bird and start visiting Singapore around this period.
Scaly Breasted Munia, usually come in a flock.
Common tailor bird, a very tiny but a rather noisy bird. Their call are consider very load compare to their tiny body size.
Just before I left the garden, take a photo of this unknown bug.