Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sungei Buloh 7 Feb 2010

Correct pronunciation Sun-Gai Buloh

From the bridge, a 2.5m saltie, Little Heron, Redshank, Greenshank, Pacific Golden Plover, Collared Kingfisher, Little Egret, Great Egret, White Breasted Water Hen.

376 species on Singapore a young lad tells me.

Pied bird of prey floats past - I thought it might be a Pied Harrier, but the expert reckons couldn't have been that and maybe Black Baza. Greater Coucal, Black Naped Oriole.

Glad I have a broad-brimmed hat, as a sign reminds me that there's a flying tree snake here.

Common Sandpiper, Grey Heron, White Throated Fantail, Oriental Magpie Robin, Dollarbird.

The prawn pond loop was not much good, but out at the furthest point, the freshwater ponds, were some big trees which had the special something and were full of birds. Yellow Vented Bulbul, Pink Breasted Green Pigeon, more of those Orioles and a russet headed chap as yet not ID.

And finally, from the café, a Common Kingfisher.

The trick for getting back to the centre seems to be to get the 925 bus to Kranji station, where taxis are easy.

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