The common flameback woodpecker perched on a tree next to the road…taken by an iPhone, courtesy of GH.
Kranji Marshes again in August
When: August 2018 Weather: hot 28C
When I bring visitors or new birders, I often head to Kranji Marshes which while less scenic than the nearby Sungai Buloh wetlands often yields more forest bird varieties….
No sooner than we were on our way and turning the corner did a colourful form flash past my front windscreen and alight on a tree just next to us!
The common flameback woodpecker perched on a tree next to the road…taken by an iPhone, courtesy of GH. A good sign of things to come!
we had barely entered the KM when we saw a couple of photographers shoooting this nest…
the typical ‘cup’ nest of a a Malayan Pied Fantail…with two chicks within
waiting for mum or dad to return with breakfast
and the parent fantail was indeednearby watching us watching her offspring
the common but nevertheless very attractive black naped oriole
blue throated bee eater with an insect in mouth
getting ready to swallow
and with a toss, down the hatch…
Here a couple courting
a rather better picture of the juvenile blue thraoted bee eater. (Thanks to LKC for ID)
The asian glossy starlings with their red eyes were active
juevenile starling with parent…arent’s kids demanding these days??
red breasted parakeets
A Brahminy kire soared overhead
probable female pink necked pigeon
This lively fellow then teased us flitting around and barely settling for a few seconds…common Iora
the dollar birds were out in force and we had quite a few sightings
and then this raptor in the distance…a black winged kite
black winged kite with red eye
perched majestically eyeing us…picture taken from the top of the viewing tower at the end of the trail
from the tower, we had good if distant views of the red wattled lapwings
the statue like purple heron
white throated Kingfisher
white throated KF in the light
and last bird of the morning just before we left, was this black and white bird..
A pied triller
the dollar bird bade us farewell
A couple of hours birding with a pretty decent yield followed by breakfast at the nearby Bollywood Farms made for a fun morning. Recommended.