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227. Marsh Sandpiper, Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve

 

Another migratory species. 

 

Hanging out with its migratory pals - common redshank  and its larger pals the common greenshanks, and an ever present resident  migrant common sandpiper - oopsie the common sandpiper is always the first migrant to arrive and the last to leave giving me the impression that it is almost a resident. 

 

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I was twiddling my fingers wondering if I was too lazy and didn't want to put pressure on myself or the OH to compile a BY for ST. Besides, it looks like we will be stuck on this tiny island country f

Just a few repeats of shots of the Black-naped Oriole at #68 and Swinhoe's White-eye from Herman         

79. Common Iora, Jurong Lake Gardens    

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228. Terek Sandpiper, Pasir Ris Park/Yishun Dam, September

 

An early migrant that catches the crab.

Pasir Ris Park

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229. Black-winged Stilt, Tuas South

 

A rather rare and lovely migrant that is a major attraction. Unfortunately, this particular one was hanging out in a construction site, and a few days later the site was all boarded up and we lost views of it thereafter. 

 

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Galana

Thank goodness for the migration.

Some very nice captures there.

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3 minutes ago, Galana said:

Thank goodness for the migration.

Some very nice captures there.

 

 

Yes thank goodness!

and thank you.

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PeterHG

A host of beautiful additions!

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Soukous

Lovely additions Kit, and Herman's photography just keeps on getting better.

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Zim Girl

Really nice collection of Waders!

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Peter Connan

Beautiful!

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elefromoz

Wow, they just keep on coming, and the Migrations back on too. Fantastic shot of the Greater Sand Plover and can really see the upturned bill of the Terek.

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michael-ibk

A great wader selection. Terek is a bird high on my list, have never seen one.

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Dave Williams

Super stuff, never really thought about it before but Singapore must be one of the best migration spots in the world!

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pedro maia

Funny to see that during migration you have quite a few birds I can see here!

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thanks everyone. 

 

On 9/25/2021 at 12:17 PM, elefromoz said:

Wow, they just keep on coming, and the Migrations back on too. Fantastic shot of the Greater Sand Plover and can really see the upturned bill of the Terek.

 

this time round, the greater sand plover was gracious enough to stay for about week. It was tough differentiating it from its Lesser cousins so we had to search out yellow legs!

Surprisingly, this migratory season saw more than one terek sandpiper  with at least 3 in different locations. The faithful regular is at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves and we know it has returned each year because of its tag - B51. 

 

18 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

Super stuff, never really thought about it before but Singapore must be one of the best migration spots in the world!

 

Singapore is one of the major stopovers for the East Asia-Australasian Flyway but the loss of wetlands and mangrove areas and forested areas are a huge concern for the migratory waders and forest birds (like flycatchers). 

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/some-migratory-birds-stopping-over-in-singapore-travelled-across-the-himalayas-study-finds

 

5 hours ago, pedro maia said:

Funny to see that during migration you have quite a few birds I can see here!

 

But the same birds wear breeding plumages in your zones and they look stunning.  by the time they come down here, they change to dull and plain old clothes. :( 

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TonyQ

Just catching up with your excellent additions.

Beautiful!

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thank you @TonyQ

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Just over the weekend, a mega, super, splendid sensation landed on our little red dot. So all dressed in my finery after a birthday lunch on Saturday, we just had to join a group of photographers all hauled out to see this superbird which flew all the way from Europe. 

It may be a common species to most of you in Europe, but we've never had a Spotted Flycatcher going way way way off course from its usual migratory route and ended up in a little park here. Since I can't seem to find a way to Africa, the migratory bird found its way to us. It will be quite an easy decision for the bird officials here to categorise it as a vagrant eventually rather than as an escapee as another spotted flycatcher was also spotted (ahem) in the Philippines.  Come to think of it, i don't think i've seen this species in Africa as well. 

 

so, we're mighty pleased it came to us, and busily chowing down any insect it could find. it was most accommodating. 

 

 230. Spotted Flycatcher, Kent Ridge Park

and because it is first timer in Singapore, it deserves a bit more than two pix.

 

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A small stockpile to clear

 

231. Asian Emerald Dove, Rifle Range Link

 

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232. Amur Paradise Flycatcher, Singapore Botanic Gardens

 

The start of the migration season means Flycatchers! 

 

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233. Blyth's Paradise Flycatcher, Singapore Botanic Gardens

 

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234. Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher, Dairy Farm Nature Park

 

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235. Brown-Streaked Flycatcher, Singapore Botanic Gardens

 

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236. Ferruginous Flycatcher, Dairy Farm Nature Park

 

Better known as Iron Boy. 

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237. Mugimaki Flycatcher, Singapore Botanic Gardens

 

female: 

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