Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Patrick spotted this pair of Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) moths at Pulau Ubin. I am not sure if they are mating or if this is a male female pair though! Comments from readers are welcome.
Thanks Patrick for allowing me to reproduce your beautiful pics here! Pictures are copyright of Patrick. Read his original post here
Monday, August 10, 2009
John Tie has some nice pics of the Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) perched on a Straits Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum). The red is quite appropriate for Singapore's National Day eh?
Check out John's Flickr for more of his pics :)
for those interested you can c the photos at
istDeS from clubsnap spotted this macaque feeding on the remains of a myna at Bishan Park. No details as whether the macaque caught a live prey or that it was dead when the macaque got to it.
Meat is definitely a good source of proteins. But I wonder if it was desperation that drove the macaque to eat carrion(?) hmmmm food for thought..
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Went with Teamseagrass for seagrass survey again! And the Enhalus acoroides put up a good show of fruit and male flowers/pollen for us. For this trip, We were accompanied by Prof Leo Tan.
It was chance meeting for him and the Labrador Angels and they shared their meaningful experiences..
after our long trek to the far away site something took our breath away (erm other than the long hike..)
its a Talang Queenfish! (id by Eric Leong)
the fish measured a whopping 90 cm and was looking weak after being beached like a whale. it occasionally thrashed around trying to escape but to avail.
the Queenfish had its lucky stars to thank for Andy Dinesh risking being cut to bring the fish to shore.... here's a hero shot of him walking back (eh sorry wasn't fast enuff to catch him in the act)
other critters we saw
Sea Cucumber (ID?)
haha actually wanted to show the drift net that was laid across our 3 transects and our happy seagrassers doing their survey
Cuttlefish trying to act spongelike
Parting shot of seagrasses enjoying nature
You can see more of the geotagged images here
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This is another shot of the sea star i took at CJ. I geotagged this!
so go to the flickr page and you can see where it's taken..
the location might be a bit off due to time synchro of my camera with the GPS satellite but from what i can c its pretty accurate..
but flickr got the name wrong, it says
Taken in Kampong Pasir Ris, North East
which i guess is the nearest human inhabited place in their maps.
Pretty cool for a $180 device that fits in ur pocket yah?
One of the little critters we found near the toilet at Chek Jawa, P. Ubin.. I guess it was a dry spell and it was finding shade and moisture near the toilet.
I think its a
But I am no expert in this field.
Hmm Ivan has suggested a different ID for this animal so have changed the title to
four-lined tree frog (Polypedates leucomystax)
Thanks Ivan! Would more photos at different angles help in your ID?