There’s no place like home…birding

There’s no place like home…birding

When:  September 2016               Weather :  Hot 28C

Nikon P900

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!

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the undergrowth was lush and bird song was everywhere at 730am

 

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Things started off quietly enough with this rather pretty zebra dove

 

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lovely concentric circles seen head on….in the zebra dove

 

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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..

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this pretty little bird then appeared

 

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A pin striped tit babbler

 

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pin striped tit babbler

 

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this common spotted dove perched and posed

 

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spotted dove

 

 

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and then this bee eater swooped onto this branch, sallying forth every so often to catch a bug in the air

 

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here with a little bee for breakfast

 

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beautiful blue throated bee eater

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back view of bee eater

 

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a flash of blue yielded a white throated kingfisher

 

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only to be followed by a brilliant flash of green flying across…

 

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back view of striated barbet

 

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striated barbet

 

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and just before I left the area, this black and white beauty appeared

 

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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…

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Also saw this big black shadow way up high…..

 

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a stunning Hill Mynah!

 

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A glossy starling with brownish streaks on the wing

 

 

 

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another sighting of the white throated KF

 

 

 

 

 

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