Thursday, December 17, 2009


Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve @ Singapore
(30 Oct 2009)

Arrived at Sungei Buloh around 2 p.m. after a leisurely drive. As the Northeast Monsoon is beginning to blow this way, the skies were partly overcast.

The Wetland Reserve on a Friday afternoon was relatively quiet and I soon found myself the only person to walk the tracks.

The place is filled with migratory waders now. Using a pair of Olympus 10x42 binoculars, it was easy to spot Egrets, Sandpipers, Redshanks, Greenshanks and Plovers.

Noticed several large monitor lizards on the banks of the streams and ponds. Fish in the tidal pools are fairly large and were jumping out of the water. The residents such as kingfisher, merbok, drongo cuckoo (blackish), oriole, javan mynah, dollar bird were also around.

Rain clouds threatened around 4 pm which made me hurry back to my car. Just as well as the mosquitoes were coming out, too. Had several bites but managed to slap a few of them.

All in all, a nice quiet day with Nature. Just need to get a better camera. The one I was using was compact digital camera by Samsung and these were the photos I took with it.

Common Redshank (top) and Golden Plover

Common Redshank

Common Redshank

Little Egret

Mongolian Sand Plover

A large mudskipper

A 1.6 m long monitor lizard

Lifers: Golden plover, Little ringed plover, Mongolian sand plover, Redshank.


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