When: May 2018 Weather: Hot. 29C
There had been sightings of the rarely seen Great Slaty Woodpecker (GSWP) near the summit of Bukit Timah Hill (BTH)and there was much excitement in the Singapore birding fraternity and so I set off after lunch today to try my luck. I’d seen the GSWP before on a previous birding trip to Palawan in the Philippines but I thought I’d still like to see it.
Arriving at BTH at around one, I headed up the road to the summit stopping at the Jungle Falls Trail turnoff where the GSWP had been seen these past few days….
Waiting there for a couple of hours, the GSWP failed to show…..but other things did….
So although no joy with the Great Slaty WP, the other sightings more than made up for it! BTH is still a good place to go to for a nature ramble