Monday, October 26, 2015

Hazy Afternoon at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

The migratory birds has arrived in the region and is time to pay a visit to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The haze situation in the morning was quite serious so I visit the reserve in the afternoon when the PSI dropped slightly to just above 100 unhealthy level. The haze situation around South East Asia has no sign of re-treating despite with the helps from several country to fight the forest fire that is burning and still spreading.
Oriental pied hornbill
As I enter the reserve, this pair of Oriental Pied Hornbill appear right in-front of me! The male is trying to court the female bird and is in fact in the courtship feeding! Can you tell which is male & which is female?
White-Breasted Waterhen
This White Breasted Water Hen behave like a human being! She look left, then right and left again before crossing to another side of the board walk.
Fruit bat
Saw this fruit bat sleeping under the roof at one of the shelter. They are nocturnal animal and only active at night.
Collared kingfisher
Since it was low tide when I visited the reserve, most migratory birds will feed outside the reserve as the whole coastal area will be expose with the tide going down. So I look for resident bird instead. I saw this Collared kingfisher perched near the Main Hide.
Grey Heron
This Grey Heron was feeding solo at the far end opposite the Main Hide.
Striated heron
This Striated Heron was waiting for the tide to come back so that the fishing will become easy.
Red shank
One of the few migratory bird that still feeding at the Main Hide is this Common Red Shank.
Brown shrike
Another migratory bird that I saw before leaving the reserve is this Brown Shrike.

If you plan to visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, do check tide table and try visit the reserve during high tide so that more migratory birds will feed within the reserve.

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