Sunday, December 09, 2012

Bidadari (7 December)

A lovely morning in Bidadari
It's a Friday morning and i am on leave today. Decided to make a trip to Bidadari on my own to a bit of birdwatching. Thinking there will be very few people there on a weekday morning, i was so wrong. During my excursion there that lasted till almost 2pm, i met at least 12 bird photographers, mostly with their "bazooka" lenses. The 1 person i met there that wasn't bird watching or doing nature photography was a student from National University of Singapore Life Sciences doing her final year dissertation field research on the squirrel population in Bidadari (variable and plantain). She really showed patience as she was there half the day in the some location observing the squirrels.

This time around, i entered via Bartley MRT side and took a train via Woodleigh side. This woodlands is to me one of the most accessible nature spot in the whole of Singapore by public transport.

It was another good day for me and i manage catch sight for the first time (some birders call it "a lifer") a pair of Chestnut-winged Cuckoo ! That the highlight of my visit to Bidadari to-date, catching glimpse of a pair of Chestnut-winged Cuckoo. Unfortunately, the only thing is i don't have a clear shot of it, but that's ok, i was still ecstatic.

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo
Below are some of the pictures i took on December 7th. Had great fun spotting this birds especially the Black Bazas who were very busy feeding on insects.

Black Baza

Oriental Cuckoo 
Banded Woodpecker
Black Baza
Variable Squirrel feeding on figs

Other post on Bidadari
Saving Bidadari, posted on December 5, 2012
Bidadari (18 November), posted on November 23, 2012

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