Monthly Archives: June 2010

Monitor lizard

I’ve seen the monitor lizard perched way up in the tree in Pulau Ubin, but in my mini plot of sanctuary, I’ve seen at least 2 monitor lizards in the grass. I know there are at least 2 because I’ve … Continue reading

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White-throated Kingfisher

Right from the 1st day I moved it, I saw this bird. It was a brilliant flash of blue and made really bad noises. This particular bird has a favourite spot on a particular tree in the secondary forest of … Continue reading

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A flash of colour and it’s gone..

As part of my UROPS project, I’ve been listening out for the Red Jungle Fowls and looking out for them. Since 6 weeks ago when I first started my project, I’ve somehow cultivated a habit of looking outside the window … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere?

My first suspicion that there is probably some pool of water in that secondary forest is when I saw some waterhens. These waterhens appear rather frequently, especially after it rains. Unlike the Red Jungle Fowls, which I have been trying … Continue reading

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The Red Jungle Fowl

Ever since moving to this new house, I’ve been seeing a few “chickens” in that secondary forest. Wild chicken, I thought, but found it strange that there would be wild chickens in that area. As fate would have it, the … Continue reading

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I saved a bird!

The honour of the very first post should go to my heroic save of a bird. This happened sometime in the afternoon on 2-Jun 2010. I was sitting in the living room when I heard a bang, flutter flutter flutter … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Sightings began..

14th December 2009, I moved to Upper Bukit Timah View. My new house faced a patch of secondary forest which proved interesting. Almost immediately after shifting in, I began seeing different animals in the limited area I can see from … Continue reading

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