“I was at the Sin Ming Walk, which is near Bishan Park, this morning at about 9 am when I saw a pair of big birds flying towards me from the direction of Lower Peirce Reservoir, perhaps on their way to the foraging ground at the other end of Bishan Park.
“I thought they were White-bellied Sea Eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster) as they were frequently seen in this area. I quickly took out my camera and turned on the video to record their flights. It was a wonderful sight as they flapped their wings gracefully and almost always in unison. Only after reviewing the recording did I realise that they were herons (couldn’t tell the species though).
“I have also attached a screen grab (top) which shows the worn and missing flight feathers in one of the herons. Hope to see some comments on this.”
Sun Chong Hong
3rd September 2011