Grey-headed Fish-eagle mobbed by Osprey

on 21st January 2013

We received an account from Peter Teagle on the sighting of the Grey-headed Fish-eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) below:

“I have just got back from a trip to see family in Singapore where I encountered on two successive days (1st and 2nd Jan 2013) a Grey Headed Fish Eagle from the dam looking south across Lower Pierce Resevoir (top: image by Chan Yoke Meng). I have not lived in Singapore for some time, so I was not familiar with this eagle but the books say this is a rare bird, so I thought I should report it to someone. I took notes and can confirm i.d. though have no photographic evidence. It was mobbed by two Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (below: image by KC Tsang), also seen on both days (as were two White Bellied Sea Eagles, so I was able to compare). Please let me know if I should send this sighting report elsewhere.”

Peter Teagle
January 2013
(Images by Chan Yoke Meng and KC Tsang)

(Note: A reply to Peter bounced. The e-mail address is apparently faulty. Should Peter reads this post or someone who knows of him, please keep him informed of this post.)

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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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