Sunday, May 10, 2015

Weekend Birding at Bishan Park

Bishan Park is one of the largest urban parks in Singapore, one unique feature of this park is the waterway. Is indeed a great place for families to have a fun day out. One can simply enjoy nature, bird watching or simply picnic by the river side.
Bishan Park
 One of the many beautiful bridges in the garden.
Bishan Park
 Is just a stone throw from the nearby apartment.
Bishan Park

Bishan Park
From time to time, there are people that try to get rid of their pet here and need to be reminded. Don't buy a pet if you can't keep them for life.
Javan Mynah
 One of the most common bird in the garden - Javan Myna.
Javan Mynah
 Beside scavenging at hawker center, Javan myna hunt for food too.
Common Mynah
Looks very similar to Javan Myna from a distance - Common Myna. They are now out numbered by the introduced Javan Myna.
Yellow Vented Bulbul
 Yellow Vented Bulbul is the most common bulbul in Singapore.
Brown Throated Sunbird
 A male Brown Throated sunbird taking shelter under the shade.
Brown Throated Sunbird
Hunting spider for food not limited to just Spider hunter but sunbird too. This female Brown Throated sunbird just got a spider!
Peaceful Dove, Zebra Dove
 Zebra dove also known as Peaceful dove. They like to forage on bare ground or short grass.
Sunda pygmy woodpecker
Sunda pygmy woodpecker are much smaller than myna, they are not easy to spot without first listen to their call and pin point their location.
Pied Triller
 Another bird that usually stay high up on the tree that not easy to spot - Pied Triller.
Grey Rump Treeswift
 One of the most beautiful treeswift in Singapore - Grey Rump Treeswift.
Scaly-Breasted Munia
Usually fly in flock, Bishan Park is one of the place that you can get real close to Scaly-Breasted Munia.
Purple Heron
 Hiding in the thick vegetation by the river, didn't expect to see this big beauty - Purple Heron.
White Breasted Water Hen
There are quite a number of White Breasted Water Hen here. They can be easily spotted along the water edge.
Changeable Lizard
 This changeable lizard warming up under the sun.
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Another very common bird not just in this garden, they can be found everywhere from hawker center, shopping belt at Orchard to my neighborhood. Yet they are not even listed in the Top 20 Most Common bird in Singapore. Rather strange and puzzle, sorry little Eurasian Tree Sparrow. I'm sure one day, you will join the top 20 list again.

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