Sunday, July 02, 2006

Singapore June 2006

Only had a few days in Singapore, so I popped out early on the last day to the Botanical Gardens. Unfortunately it was so humid that I couldnt see through my binoculars and all the birds were hiding away. And my specs were misted up which was a bit worrying as there were flying beetles the size of goats. I didnt see a single bird for 30 minutes!

It began to clear and the birds appeared just before I had to leave.

Spotted Neck Dove
Yellow-Vented Bulbul
Brown Throated Sunbird
Little Spiderhunter
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (hooray!)
Philippine Glossy Starling
Common, Hill and White Vented Myna.

I also saw some unimpressively-tailed squirrels and a rat thing which scurried about with its tail pointing straight up.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

South Africa Jun 2006

Cape Wagtail (from the plane before we even disembarked)
Egyptian Goose in the Hotel Swimming Pool
Hadeda Ibis
Blacksmith Plover on Roundabouts
Black Collared Barbet
Grey Lourie
Cape Robin
Indian Myna
African Pied Starling
Laughing Dove
Cape Sparrow
White-browed Sparrow-weaver
Cape Town
Kelp & Grey-Headed Gull
Cape & Reed Cormorant
Great White & Little Egret
White Stork
Sacred Ibis
Helmeted Guinea Fowl at a Vineyard....maybe kept there to deal with snails??
Common Fiscal Shrike perched on posts at the Vineyard (as advertised)
Pied Crow
Red Winged Starling
Cape White Eye
Red Eyed Dove