Bird Encounters at the Northeast Neighbourhood

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“A bright Sunday morning, I decided to cycle to Pasir Ris Mangrove for the Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis). I Left my house in Punggol about 9:00 am, listening to the calls of Olive-backed Sunbirds (Cinnyris jugularis) around the flowering roadside … Continued

Common Greenshank catching a prawn

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David Tan documented a Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) catching a prawn and, with difficulty, swallowing it. The bird first dipped the prawn in water and swallowed it tail-first, as this would avoid any sharp spines damaging its throat. In all, … Continued

Nordmann’s Greenshank at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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The Nordmann’s Greenshank (Tringa guttifer) rarely over-winters in Singapore. When two birds were spotted on 15th November 2008 (and again the next day) at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, photographers and birdwatchers were naturally excited. Mendis Tan and David Li, … Continued