Japanese Garden – August 29, 2009

PP helped me ordered the new Mac OS – Snow Leopard using her company corporate rate. Decided to meet her at Japanese Garden to pick up the CD.

Arrived at about 7:30am and the sky was threatening. Walked around the garden looking for Common Kingfisher as at least 2 were seen and photographed by NPSS members on Friday. Saw the KF perched nicely at a rock next to the bridge and decided to set up my gears with remote. the Kingfisher came back about 30 minutes later, but perched at a rock next to where I prefocus. 🙁

After getting the CD from PP, who was camping at the island waiting for the Common Kingfisher, I decided to take a walk to Chinese Garden. nothing much at Chinese Garden except seeing an active sunbird nest and a couple of common birds. After spending more than 1 hour walking around Chinese Garden, decided to go back to Japanese Garden, PP and Wong have left. I saw the Common Kingfisher at where PP and Wong were waiting earlier but still very skittish.  Just as I was walking out, met Rey who just came to look for CKF again. 🙂 He managed to get a very good shot of the CKF, I probably should have waited together with him.

Not a great birding day, but that part of the fun as you never know what you will get.

Here is a list of birds from today:

  1. Ashy Tailorbird
  2. Scarlet backed Flowerpecker
  3. Pacific Swallow
  4. Yellow vented Bulbul
  5. Little Heron
  6. Grey Heron
  7. Purple Heron
  8. White Bellied Sea Eagle
  9. Brahminy Kite
  10. Yellow Rumped Flycatcher – Female
  11. Common Kingfisher
  12. Collared Kingfisher
  13. White Throated Kingfisher
  14. Stork Billed Kingfisher
  15. Olive backed Sunbird
  16. Plain Throated Sunbird
  17. White Breasted Waterhen
  18. Pink Necked Green Pigeon
  19. Spotted Dove
  20. Asian Glossy Starling
  21. Cattle Egrets
  22. Common Sandpiper
  23. Black Naped Oriole
  24. Common Flameback Woodpecker
  25. Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker
  26. Javan Myna
  27. Pied Fantail

A couple of photos from today:

One Response to “Japanese Garden – August 29, 2009”

  1. Han Says:

    Wow SC! The list is amazing! Bet I would never see half of them with my untrained eye. 🙂

    Nice blog!

    Han

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