Sunday, September 3, 2017

Migratory Birds Are Back to SBWR

With the arrival of September, so as the migratory birds. The waders usually start to come in from August. With the Hari Raya long week end, I decided to check out the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
To get to the reserve, we will need to cross the river through this main bridge. The weather today is good and perfect for a good birding trip.
The tide was high and this will means that I have higher chance to see the waders in a shorter distance. The birds are forced by the sea water to feed nearer to the shore.
Milky Storks, Painted Storks
Few Milky Storks rather stay dry high up on the tree branch.
Milky Storks, Painted Storks
From the Main Hide, saw a mixture of Milky Storks & Painted Storks feeding together.
Mud skippers
 2 mud skippers swimming around instead of playing with mud...   :)
Red Shanks
Yes. The migratory birds are back at the reserve.
Black Tail Godwits
 This Black Tail Godwit decided not to join the Red Shanks.
Eurasian Curlew
Hiding among the Whimbrels, not that difficult to spot the not so common Eurasian Curlew. The Curlew is much bigger than Whimbrels, can you tell the difference?
While walking over to the Mangrove Boardwalk, saw this squirrel lazying on the railing.
Follow the loud call, not difficult to pin point the location of Cicada.
I was told there are 2 reasons why Mullet jump out of water. They are either trying to escape from predator or they are taking in oxygen from the air above the water.
Saw something big swimming in the water but I have no idea what is it perhaps this is the one that caused alarm to the mullets.

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