Birding in Bishan Park Singapore

Birding in Bishan Park Singapore

When:  March 2020       Weather Hot  28C    830am

With the COVID19 rampant, I had more time on my hands so I joined a Nature Society Singapore nature and music event at Bishan Park early one morning at 830am.  The advantage of having events at parks is that there is always a chance of seeing some birds….and I haven’t written  one of my bird blogs since I was in Orange County in the USA way back in January…..

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Bishan Park is located right in the heart of the huge Ang Mo Kio Housing area ..I’d never birded here before as it’s so near to traffic and buildings…..

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Whilst waiting for the event to start, I spotted something high up in the trees, sitting there quietly…..

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A grey rumped treeswift! An uncommon reisdent in Singapore, I’d never shot it before so I was thrilled to get a picture

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overhead a white bellied sea eagle soared

 

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An arctic warbler flitted around

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A white breasted water hen was pecking at the ground..and then out popped….

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the white breasted water hen’s all black chick appeared!…Look at how big his feet are! the better to walk on water

 

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Several purple herons flew overhead and one eventually settled

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An Asian Brown flycatcher was busy

 

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then some rustling …a brown shrike

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Brown shrike

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the common but nevertheless stunning black naped oriole

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an open billed stork flew by…

 

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and at the end of the event, the grey rumped treeswift perched on a different branch to bid farewell

 

Not expecting too many birds this morning, I was pleasantly surprised about the species and birds I saw in such a short ramble.  Recommended

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