Surprising birds in the Botanic Gardens Singapore

When:  January 2017               Weather: Hot 28C

Nikon P900

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….

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