Birding/ Bird watching in Singapore

Birding/ Bird watching in Singapore

Saturday 1st of September 2018 and I take a GRAB to the Botanical Garden and I decide to go to the Nassim Gate. I buy some water and I start to walk south in the park. I will walk around the Symphony Lake to look for the Blue-eared Kingfisher. But I wanted to go check out the area around the “The Band Stand” as there are some scrub areas as I have not given up the idea to find the Red-legged Crake.

There was an area with some pools and I sat down to see if there was any birds. Two White-breasted Waterhens showed up. They were quiet walking around me so I played their song and they went bananas and started to make a lot of noise and I could get a nice video.

I managed to make both a video and to record their sound with my ZOOM H5 Handy recorder.

White-breasted waterhen, Amaurornis phoenicurus, นกกวัก
White-breasted waterhen / นกกวัก



Listen to the White-breasted Waterhen


Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy recorder, high pass filter with Audacity

I was at the Botanical Garden watching two waterhens.

Waterhens are usually very shy but as soon as you play their sound the come running

I started a recording and the birds came rushing looking where the sound came from. They made a terrible noise


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Sundail Garden in Botanical Garden
Sundail Garden in Botanical Garden

I was happy when I left the pools, I think it is called the Sundail Garden and I walked towards the Swan Lake to see if there was any sign of the Blue-eared Kingfisher. There was a lot of bird watchers there with their camera looking for the Kingfisher.

I had no luck with the Blue-eared Kingfisher and I went on. Walking towards the Symphony Lake and I went in to the Learning Forest walking around looking for birds. It is Saturday and there is a concert at the Shaw Symphony Stage.

Swan Lake
People waiting for the Blue-eared Kingfisher at the Swan Lake

Swan Lake
Family day at Botanical Garden
Look at the left hand side, people lining up to buy pop corn

Swan Lake
Family day at Botanical Garden
Look at the left hand side, people lining up to buy pop corn

White-throated Kingfisher at the Symphony Lake
People watching the White-throated Kingfisher at the Symphony Lake

White-throated Kingfisher, White-breasted Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis, นกกะเต็นอกขาว

White-throated Kingfisher, White-breasted Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis, นกกะเต็นอกขาว
White-throated Kingfisher

Shaw Symphony Stage
Full blast from the stage and no Blue-eared Kingfisher

It was a terrible noise from the Shaw Symphony Stage and there were no birds around and I walked back to the Nassim Gate. No sign of the Red-legged crake, but I spotted a White-crested Laughingthrush in the scrubs on my way back to the gate.

Saturday and it would be pointless to go eat dinner as it would be full, but I had have my lunch so I returned to my room for some evening tea. I decided to spend the Sunday in the Botanical Garden, so click HERE to find out if I see any birds.




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