Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Birdwatching in Bukit Brown (November, 2015)

My last birdwatching trip to Bukit Brown was back in June and it was not a fantastic outing. The only major sighting that i saw and got a picture was of the Red-eyed Bulbul. This time around, despite some tombstones distraction, i got to see a few more especially the Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Pin-Striped Tit-Babbler and finally the Changeable Hawk Eagle (pale morph). You often see flocks of starlings in Bukit Brown. While scanning the flock that was perched on a tree, i caught glimpse of the Daurian Starling.
Asian Paradise Flycatcher in Bukit Brown
Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Pin-Striped Tit-Babbler

Greater racket-tailed Drongo

Asian Paradise Flycatcher in Bukit Brown
Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Daurian Starling in Bukit Brown
Daurian Starling

Changeable Hawk (pale morph) in Bukit Brown
Changeable Hawk 

Changeable Hawk (pale morph) in Bukit Brown
Changeable Hawk (pale morph)
Bukit Brown is not just a cemetery full of history and rich in stories on Singapore's Pioneers. It is a cemetery space that since it closure in 1973 transformed and evolved itself into a magical space with nature making a strong comeback and the bird and wildlife calling Bukit Brown its home.

With the 8 lane highway under construction and noise generated from the traffic flowing through the roads eventually, i hope the nature in place can continue to adapt to the environment damages and changes that is already taking place.  

long tailed macaque in Bukit Brown
Long tailed macaque among the tombs

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