They come in a shout, a brief cry of astonishment.
We take a break from our (semi)regular posts to bring you a flock of assorted Whimbrels, Common Greenshanks, (possibly?) a few Pacific Golden Plovers... and ten Black-tailed Godwits. To be frank, the Black-tailed Godwit isn't a particularly impressive or beautiful bird. It is the dull brown that graces most waders; its black-tipped bill is the… Continue reading Flurries of Excitement
Scarlet Grenadiers (Lathrecista asiatica) are another example of a common species that should not be underestimated in terms of ability to stun. Despite being found from India to Australia, they are still restricted to forested nature reserves in Singapore - this individual was spotted at Pasir Ris Mangroves.
The mangrove is a land of opposites. The grey area between land and sea, it represents a transitional zone that's neither here nor there and thus is all the more precious; Singapore's mangroves have decreased a dramatic 97% due to land reclamation. Perhaps no creature represents this conflict better than the giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri),… Continue reading Land of Opposites