When: January 2017 Weather: Hot 28C
First blog post of 2017……On a quiet weekday afternoon, I went to seek out a couple of birds I’d heard about in the BG, Singapore. Parking at the new carpark in Tyersall Road, it was but a short walk to the boardwalk just past the Orchid enclosure..the crowd of photographers told me that there was something there….
boardwalk with photographers
and right there, walking around without a care in the world was this amazingly beautiful bird…..coming up to 3 feet from me, this was taken with my mobile!
A magnificent Silver Pheasant..a relative of the Kalij Pheasant
we can see the ringtag on its left leg…..? escapee from the birdpark…but the bird is resident in south east Asia….
close up of head
And after a short wait, my other target bird appeared…
An orange headed thrush
contrasting back of orange and grey
And finally just before leaving, a loud raucous noise above the carpark showed a Hill Mynah..
The Singapore Botanic Gardens never fails to amaze….