Thursday, April 09, 2015

Birdwatching in Tampines Eco Green (April 5, 2015) - Part I

It was Easter Sunday on April 5 and what better day to spent it birdwatching and to try to get a shot of the strawberry finch in Tampines Echo Green after attending morning Church service. I was also at this place on March 29 and will post pictures of birds i saw in this consolidated blog article.

When i arrived, there were already rain clouds overhead and in the horizon, with it heading this direction. True enough, within the next 15 minutes, it poured. Luckily i was close by a shelter where i waited for it to pass. It must be a blessing as after the rain, i had some great sightings including my first sighting of a Blue-winged Pitta and a Slaty Breasted Rail in this lovely place.
Blue-winged Pitta in Tampines Eco Green
Blue-winged Pitta 

Blue-winged Pitta in Tampines Eco Green
Blue-winged Pitta and its lovely colors 

Blue-winged Pitta in Tampines Eco Green
Blue-winged Pitta
Slaty Breasted Rail in Tampines Eco Green
Slaty breasted Rail 

Slaty Breasted Rail in Tampines Eco Green
Slaty breasted Rail 
Yellow Bittern in Tampines Eco Green
Yellow Bittern 

Yellow Bittern in Tampines Eco Green
Yellow Bittern 
The aftermath of rain also brought an opportunity of seeing raptors perched on tall branches to dry their feathers before they fly. The one i saw drying its feathers was a Brahminy Kite and it looked very majestic !
Brahminy Kite in Tampines Eco Green
Brahminy Kite drying its feathers 
Brahminy Kite drying its feathers 
Long tailed Shrike in Tampines Eco Green
Long tailed Shrike 

Stork-billed Kingfisher in Tampines Eco Green
Stork billed Kingfisher 
Blue throated Bee eater in Tampines Eco Green
Blue-throated Bee eater 
To be continued, as i have still more bird pictures of April 5 and March 29 to post up.

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