Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 29, 2012

Singapore Birding 2

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 9:35 am

Singapore Botanic Garden.

I am writing this so late that I cannot remember anything. I caught the number 7 bus from Victoria Street to the Botanic Gardens. It is right opposite the Australian High Commission.

White-breasted Waterhen
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)

By the time I got there it was still dark. The sun had not even come up yet. I had to wait for some light before I could take some see-able photos.

Black-naped Oriole
Black-naped Oriole

I wandered around for a while, avoiding the joggers and the tai-chi groups and the dog-walkers. It is probably a good idea to go there during the week.

plantain squirrel
Plantain Squirrel

This Plantain Squirrel was licking the tree. I do not know if he was after the sap of the tree or some water. Plantain Squirrels eat mostly fruit and nuts, but also eat insects and bird eggs.

Common Hill-myna
Common Hill-myna (Gracula religiosa)

There were heaps of birds and squirrels in this tree hooking into the fruit. Mostly mynas and green-pigeons and this distinctive Common Hill-myna with its yellow patches on the face.

Pink-necked Green-pigeon
Pink-necked Green-pigeon

There were a few rumblings of thunder, so I made sure that there was some shelter nearby in case it rained. And rain it did. It came down in bucket loads. I had to take shelter under a restaurant awning with some luckless joggers. After that I just gave up and got the bus back to Victoria Street.

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