Sunday, 20 November 2011

Singapore - 20th November 2011

Yellow Bittern - quite common near water. This was one of several seen in the Chinese Gardens, Jurong East.

Pink-necked Green Pigeon. Easily seen on Pulau Ubin

Oriental Pied Hornbill. Pulau Ubin Island. There are nest boxes put up especiallyfor them.

My contribution to rarity finding in Singapore was this Common Buzzard.which appeared during a Singapore raptor count on Pulau Ubin. It was a new bird for many of the raptor watchers. I was more interested in the Oriental Honey Buzzards and Chinese Sparrowhawks!

A few images from Pulau Ubin island today - had hoped for my first ever pitta but it was not too be - I'll have to return when the birds are vocal in spring