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Our Trip: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Last weekend was filled with lots of sound of nature. From the buzzing of the bees to the sweet melody from the birds, I definitely enjoyed every single moment of it. It was tiring, but it’s worth every drop of sweat.

My partner and I started off the long weekend at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve which is located at 301 Neo Tiew Crescent. We’ve been there a couple of times but was the first time that I brought my own camera with a newly bought lens; Tamron 70-300mm. I was so excited because it has been a while since I went out to do something that I love. We did further research on the location and tried to explore the variant of species that are found there.

Started the day at 10 am on a Saturday. We were supposed to reach at 7 am to catch the window period when the birds are out but due to unforeseen circumstances, we reached much later. To our surprise, we managed to spot quite a number of species roaming around the park. In fact, we encountered more than what we anticipated.

We made our way to the Little Heron Deck and that was where we saw this beautiful Dark Glassy Tiger. This butterfly, also known as Parantica agleoides, is commonly found in Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserves and Pasir Ris Park.

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The Dark Glassy Tiger can be identified by the presence of the longitudinal streaks in the forewing cell, in contrast to the transverse streaks for the Blue Glassy Tiger.

While on the deck, I managed to spot a Yellow-vented Bulbul, flying from branch to branch around the area. It was pretty hard to get a shot of this lively bird. After a few attempts, here is the final product:

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Apart from it’s ‘bubbling’ call, the Yellow-vented  Bulbul is known to have taken very well toward modernization.

And of course, for those who have been to Sungei Buloh, will know of the famous Estuarine crocodiles that reside in the river:

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Also known as the Saltwater Crocodile, this creature can grow up to 8 metres long!

The crocodile is not the only reptile that we encountered that day.

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The Changeable Lizards are commonly found in mangroves and coastal vegetations.

We spent almost 7 hours there and decided to call it a day. Overall, we were not that satisfied as we know that they are more species to be found at Sungei Buloh but we were happy that we were able to get pretty decent shots for our collection of photographs.

To end this post, here is a couple of Zebra Doves, which is commonly mistaken for its cousin, Peaceful Dove (commonly found in Australia):

Milky Stork

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On one of my birthday weekends, my partner decided to bring me to a place that he knows I will enjoy, which is one of the nature reserves in Singapore; Sungei Buloh. I love the nature as much as I love the city life. As he is an avid bird watcher, he educates me about the different species of birds in Singapore and also mentioned a few that are migratory birds.

This is the very first still of a bird that I’ve snapped. We literally spent quite a while to capture this beautiful still.