Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Birdwatching in Pasir Ris Park (April 30, 2016)

I was hoping to see the Pied Fantail chicks in their nest, but when i arrived all i saw was an empty nest. Later i found out that they have already fledged. That is indeed happy news for the proud parents who continue to feed and protect them until they are fully independent.

Fledged Pied Fantails still dependent on parent for food

Pied Fantail parent keeping an eye on its young

Another similar story of renewal takes place is this Park, with sightings of 2 juvenile Oriental Pied Hornbill accompanied by an Adult Pair (presumably their parents).

Adult Oriental Pied Hornbill 

Juvenile Oriental Pied Hornbill 

Parent and Juvenile Oriental Pied Hornbill

On my way out of the Park, the sound of the Lesser Flame-back Woodpecker's reminded me they are also thriving here.

Two female Lesser Flameback Woodpecker 

Male Lesser Flameback Woodpecker 

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