On the evening of 21st January 2011, Richard Lim was at Pasir Ris, Singapore when he noticed an Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) moving from tree to tree. The raptor was flying from the lower branch of a tree to another when it suddenly flew smack into some branches and got its wings entangled. It was badly stuck among the branches and faced the possibility of losing some feathers, if not damaging a wing. It stayed stuck for about 3 minutes, when, with a violent shake, managed to get loose.
“Wondered why it was flying so low in the first place,” wrote Richard.