Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Birds at Pulau Sekudu

We pay a visit to Pulau Sekudu during the Christmas Day. While the rest are still busy looking at the inter-tidal creatures, I do a quick scan on the birds that are around this tiny island that only surface during spring low tide.

This island is covered by sea water and only surface during spring low tide.
There are people that already on the island before we arrive. Since special permit is required for visit to this island, I assume this part-time fisherman got special permit??
Greater Crested Terns are the most common birds on the island.
Collared Kingfisher &
Common Kingfisher can be found on the island too.
Saw a Brahminy Kite too. Other birds spotted includes Little Egrets, Whimbrel & Grey Heron.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

It Will Be Nice If...

After a very fruitful trip this morning with HY at Mc Ritchie while on my way home, I drop by a tiny beach next to Seletar Dam that is one of the favourite fishing spot. Fishing rod can be seen day & night week day or week end!!

As I was looking for sign of any water birds, I spotted some tiny birds were running around this very tiny beach.
This Malaysian Plover (Charadrius peronii) was the tiny bird that running around the beach. I was trying to get a clean & clear shot of this bird but I gave up after a while!

No matter how I try, there are always some unwanted FOB (foreign object deposits) in my photo!!! :(
Saw this Common sand piper (Actitis hypoleucos) on the higher shore near the rock wall & the condition is as bad!
This tiny beach is a more quieter beach compare to all other beaches and is one of the very few beach on the main land that watching of shore birds is still possible. It will be nice if the beach is cleaner!! Perhaps visit to this part of Singapore is not that convenient without own transport. Out of sight out of mind?