There’s no place like home…birding
When: September 2016 Weather : Hot 28C
Having had a rather thin period recently as far as birding is concerned and being in Singapore for a few weeks this time, I decided to explore a patch of forest near my home which I’d never visited before….and I’m rather glad I did!
the undergrowth was lush and bird song was everywhere at 730am
Things started off quietly enough with this rather pretty zebra dove
lovely concentric circles seen head on….in the zebra dove
and this little brown job flashed to a branch….it looks like a juvenile yellow vented bulbul but was much smaller than a ‘normal’ yellow vented bulbul..
this pretty little bird then appeared
A pin striped tit babbler
pin striped tit babbler
this common spotted dove perched and posed
and then this bee eater swooped onto this branch, sallying forth every so often to catch a bug in the air
here with a little bee for breakfast
beautiful blue throated bee eater
back view of bee eater
a flash of blue yielded a white throated kingfisher
only to be followed by a brilliant flash of green flying across…
back view of striated barbet
and just before I left the area, this black and white beauty appeared
A pied triller…
There were a number of other birds I saw but was unable to photograph…a white crested laughing thrush, coucal, flower peckers, parakeets, dollar birds…..
All in, it was a most fruitful 1.5 hours which just confirmed that ” there’s really no place like home….for birding!” So don’t neglect your home turf!
Having had a good morning, I went again this morning and had good sightings of a pair of pied trillers. striated barbet and stork billed kingfisher…
Also saw this big black shadow way up high…..
a stunning Hill Mynah!
A glossy starling with brownish streaks on the wing
another sighting of the white throated KF