Sunday, February 19, 2006

Estuarine Crocodile at Sg Buloh, Singapore.

Started another memorable day with a trip to Sg. Buloh to look at shore birds / migratory birds and i was rewarded with this shot on our way back after a usual birdwatching trip. It is a wild estuarine crocodile spotted near the main bridge of Visitor Centre...(between Hide 1 and 1a). It was just lying still basking in the shade of the sun. It is about 1.6 m long and i was told by one of the Sg. Buloh volunteers (Keith), it is about 2 years old only...!!!! Just imagine how big it will be in a couple of years time !!!! wow....
estuarine crocodile
estuarine crocodile
Hope to spot an otter next time.. By the way, we saw a Painted Stork in flight as well !!!!!!
Epiphyte -Dischida major which has symbosis with ants
Epiphyte -Dischida major which has symbosis with ants
Grey Heron perch on dead mangrove trunk)
Grey Heron perch on dead mangrove trunk

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Some of the birds we saw today
At the main bridge
Grey Heron (1)
White-breasted waterhen (2)
Black crown night heron (1)
Little heron (1)
Little egrets (2-5)
Intermediate egrets

At various locations in Sg Buloh
Painted Stork
Whimbrel (lots of them !! haha)
Pacific Golden Plover (4-5)
Marsh Sandpiper (8-10)
Terek Sandpiper ( 2-3)
Common redshank ( a few)
Common greenshank ( a few)
Stork-billed Kingfisher (one)
Plovers - but don't know which...
Collared kingfisher (1)
Great Egret (3)
Intermediate Egret (13-16)
Little Egret (13-16)
Cinamon bittern (1)
Sunbird -not sure which? (2)

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