Kranji Marshes Birding

Kranji Marshes Birding

When:  February 2018    Weather: Hot 28C

Nikon P900

Brought my little niece to try some singapore birding early one morning about 715am at Kranji marshes.  The light was still dim but we saw some activity on the ground…

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something with a red head was pecking around on the ground…

 

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A beautiful Laced woodpecker

 

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and then strutting on the road was a chicken sized bird..

 

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a slaty breasted rail

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Green pigeon

 

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pair of pink breasted pigeons

 

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asian glossy starling

 

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juvenile glossy starlings

 

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Rose ringed parakeet

 

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yellow vented bulbul

 

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distant Koel fanning his tail and calling

 

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juvenile asian glossy starling

 

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pink breasted pigeon

 

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spotted dove

 

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baya weaver

 

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baya weaver

 

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common flameback

 

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front view

 

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at the end of the trail, we went up the hide and spotted this egret in the field

 

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Red wattled lapwings scurried about in the distance

 

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Common snipe from a long way away

 

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Purple heron on flight

 

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Purple heron perched

 

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a pair of pigeons were cuddling

 

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white breasted waterhen

 

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Wood sandpipers

 

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and then a very kind gentleman showed us a rarity in Singapore…the booted warbler which was recorded as a first time sighting in Singapore! He was active and wouldn’t keep still….hence the blurry shots

 

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Star bird of the morning…the Booted Warbler….thanks to Martin Kennewell for showing us

 

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Blue tailed Bee eater from a long way out

 

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and just as we descended the watch tower, this beautiful Common Iora appeared

 

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Common Iora

 

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another yellow vented bulbul on the way out

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and a red whiskered bulbul as well.

 

I’d brought my little niece along for this bird outing and I think we did quite well for a 2 hour ramble…..highly recommended

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