Flurries of Excitement

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

Raindrops on Redshanks

A recent trip to Sungei Buloh yielded an entirely different birding experience-- including the opportunity to get very, very familiar with Hide 1A when we took shelter there from the rain for almost a full hour. The Common Redshanks (Tringa totanus), a first for me despite their abundance, and the opportunity to watch them and… Continue reading Raindrops on Redshanks