Liangyuan Wong wrote in on the evening of the 30th October 2008 as a Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis) had just crashed onto the glass window of his home in Bishan. It was after 7.30 pm then and he wanted to know whether he could release the bird early next morning.
During the interim, the bird tried to fly out of the house and again crashed onto the glass window.
The bird was stunned but not injured in any other way. It was kept indoors in a basket and covered with a piece of blanket to keep away stray cats. The bird was released early the next morning in Bishan Park. It flew off as soon as the blanket was removed from the basket.
It is possible that the bird flew in from the nearby MacRitchie forest.