Sunday, July 30, 2006

Squirrel eating durians by KK


Heh the REAL reason why we shouldn't poach tasty durians in the reserve. It might be a nice treat for us but seasonal treats like this might be  supplementing  the diet of various  animals in the reserve

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Nudibranch Tambja oliva ? by Staad3

Type: Nudibranch
Scientific Name: Tambja oliva?
Common Name:
Date Taken: 19 Feb 2006
Place: Western patch reef, Pulau Hantu, at depth of 9m.

Kevin: Lovely shot!

staad3 sent me this link which might be a clue to its identity.
Anyone knows if its a new species sighting for Singapore?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Four Lined Tree Frog Polypedates leucomystax by syazkal


Excellent closeup shots of this "common yet charming species" this color variation is quite different from the one shown in the ecology asia site. But one shot showed the four lines very clearly. ( N.B. feel free to contest the id of this animal I am not sure actually)

ecology asia

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Rare! Black-winged Starling Acridotheres melanopterus (Daudin, 1800) by Amit

link to post
Shot by Amit
Apparently this is a rare resident of Singapore and this particular shot is of a juvenile. Thanks to Husky for the ID
more adult pics here

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Purple Heron @ Sungei Buloh by szekiat


Purple Heron caught in flight!

Ornamental Tree-Trunk Spider Herennia ornatissima @ Pasir Ris Spice Garden by syazkal

link to CS post
There's a few macro shots in this series taken by syazkal most interesting is the shots of the Ornamental Tree-Trunk Spider which is well camouflaged.

"A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders" by Joseph K. H. Koh

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Blue spotted stingray @ Pulau Hantu by Thio (staad3)

A regular contributor to the Marine residents thread in clubsnap! Here
is one of her posts showing the diversity of life hidden in the waters!

Scientific Name:
Common Name: Blue spotted stingray
Date Taken: 18 Mar 2006
Place: Western Patch Reef, Pulau Hantu, at depth of about 5m.
p.s. Pics are copyright of staad3

edit:hmmm my email to blog pipeline isn't working need to figure out why.. here's the pic again sorry guys!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Male Laced Woodpecker @ Bukit Batok by TanHB
quote "Was at Bt Batok Nature Park looking for insects, suddenly heard
someone firing a machine gun behind me, turn my head around and saw this

Spotted Wood OwlStrix seloputo and Barn Owl Tyto alba by Arthur Chng

link to pics

Excellent shots of our resident owls! I am still looking for my first!