Baiting Grey Heron for photography

on 7th July 2011

“Just to share some observations of what one photographer did to the birds in Singapore.

“I visited Chinese Garden this morning in order to shoot some bird activities in the eary morning. I saw a Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) perching on the small dam about 50 metres from me. It jumped over to the grassy area to pick up a big red fish. At the same time, I saw a man of about +60 years took out his camera and started shooting within 10 metres from the other side.

“The fish might be too big or tasted bad for the Grey Heron as it discarded it after a short while. The man went to the pond and tried to retrieve the dead fish. I wanted to walk over to talk to the man but he ran off with his gear as soon as he saw me. The dead fish was left in the pond.

“We should discourage fellow photographers from using foreign food to attract birds in public areas…”

William Ip
21st June 2011

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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