Birding at Bishan Park

A brief 30min walk at Bishan Park proved to be surprisingly fruitful…

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) – A common winter visitor and passage migrant, it can be found in several parts of Singapore throughout the year, but mainly between September and April.

White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) – This is one of the commonest waterside birds which is seen singly or in small groups, along the edges of rivers, swamps, marshes, mangroves, reed beds, grasslands, canals, water-logged drains, padi fields, gardens and parks or open grassy verges by roadsides, even along the edges of jungle but not in dense forests. When disturbed, it tends to run very quickly to seek shelter in the nearest patch of tall grass.

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) – A common resident throughout Singapore. This was my first successful attempt at photographing one as they tend to be startled easily and take off at the blink of an eye. Unfortunately due to the backlight, I didn’t manage to get any clear enough pictures.

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) – A common winter visitor and passage migrant found throughout Singapore. It’s sooo cute!!

Finally, I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of this Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) taking a bath. 😀

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