Monday, November 30, 2015

Birdwatching in Dairy Farm Nature Park (November 29, 2015)

There was a sense of excitement after reading and seeing photos on various Facebook Bird Group Communities of the Asian Fairy-Bluebird and Blue and White Flycatcher being spotted at the Dairy Farm Nature Park for the past week because a Weeping fig tree (ficus benjamina) near the Wallace Education Centre was fruiting.

I finally found free time on 29 November to go down to see if i can spot this two birds. I have seen the Asian Fairy-Blue Bird before but not the Blue and White Flycatcher. I was unable to see the Asian Fairy-Blue Bird, as by the time i arrived, the fruits on the ficus tree was mostly gone, but neverthless it was a great trip to a place which i hardly go to and i still got to see many birds i don't often see including the Blue and White Flycatcher and the Red Crowned Barbet.

Another interesting sighting is the Little Spider Hunter with leg bands (bird rings) on both legs, likely part of NParks Bird Banding program for the study of birds and its conversation and the protection of its habitat. 

The birds i saw during my visit:
  • Blue and White Flycatcher 
  • Red Crowned Barbet 
  • Little Spider Hunter
  • Olive-Winged Bulbul
  • Cream-Vented Bulbul  
  • Red-Eyed Bulbul
  • Blue-Throated Bee Eater
  • Asian Brown Flycatcher
  • Crimson Sunbird
  • Warbler (not sure which)
  • Mugimaki Flycatcher (female)


Blue and White Flycatcher in Dairy Nature Farm Park
Blue and White Flycatcher

Blue and White Flycatcher in Dairy Nature Farm Park
Blue and White Flycatcher
 
Red Crowned Barbet in Dairy Nature Farm Park
Red Crowned Barbet 

Red Crowned Barbet in Dairy Nature Farm Park
Red Crowned Barbet 

Little Spider Hunter in Dairy Nature Farm Park
Little Spider Hunter with leg band

Olive Winged Bulbul in Dairy Nature Farm Park
Olive Winged Bulbul 

Olive Winged Bulbul in Dairy Nature Farm Park
Olive Winged Bulbul 

Cream Vented Bulbul in Dairy Nature Farm Park
Cream Vented Bulbul 

Cream Vented Bulbul in Dairy Nature Farm Park
Cream Vented Bulbul

Red-Eyed Bulbul in Dairy Farm Nature Park
Red-Eyed Bulbul

Blue Throated

Asian Brown Flycatcher 

Crimson Sunbird in Dairy Farm Nature Park
Crimson Sunbird 

Warbler

Mugimaki Flycatcher in Dairy Farm Nature Park
Mugimaki Flycatcher

Mugimaki Flycatcher in Dairy Farm Nature Park
Mugimaki Flycatcher


Common Mormon




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