Saturday, December 31, 2016

Birdwatching in Ubin - Mangrove Pitta (29 December 2016)

The icing on the cake for me was finally getting to see and take photos of the Mangrove Pitta (in fact 2 of them ) in Ubin and also a record sighting of the Eastern Imperial Eagle (a migratory bird from China / Siberia , i.e. Northern Hemisphere). I wasn't birdwatching alone this time around but joined a group of bird photographers and rented the Ubin van. Perseverance finally paid out after waiting for nearly 2 hours with sightings of 2 Mangrove Pitta.

Mangrove Pitta in Ubin
Mangrove Pitta in Ubin 

Mangrove Pitta in Ubin
Mangrove Pitta in Ubin 

Mangrove Pitta in Ubin
Mangrove Pitta in Ubin 

Mangrove Pitta in Ubin
Mangrove Pitta in Ubin 

Mangrove Pitta in Ubin
Mangrove Pitta in Ubin 

While in Ubin, we got to see the Imperial Eagle perched in the far distance at Chek Jawa but because the tides was high and there were a number of bird photographers around, it didn't come any nearer...but what the heck, here's the photo i took for record purposes.
Imperial Eagle in Chek Jawa 
2016 has been a slow birding year for me, but the icing to top it off was the Mangrove Pitta and Imperial Eagle. A Happy New Year 2017 to you all and to end this post, a picture of the Unofficial National Bird of Singapore - the Crimson Sunbird which i took during this trip as well.

Crimson Sunbird in Ubin
Crimson Sunbird 

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Birdwatching in Ubin-Green Imperial Pigeon (June 5, 2016), posted on June 8, 2016
Heritage Fest 2016 -Ubin, posted on May 20, 2016
Qing Ming in Ubin (April 10, 2016), posted on April 10, 2016
German Girl Shrine, posted on February 5, 2014
Ubin Island- one of the World's most secret island, posted on January 01, 2012
427 Pulau Ubin and the former village head, posted on November 16, 2011
Ubin Temple Festival, posted on May 19, 2011

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