Monday, October 29, 2007

Python @ Potong Pasir by Keith ---
STOMPer Keith, a Potong Pasir resident, spotted a 12-foot long python that swallowed an animal. It was resting at the Potong Pasir riverside. He took this photo this morning (23 October) and sent it to us via MMS at 8.35am. He told STOMP: "There have been previous sightings of pythons in this area but it's the first time I've seen one that swallowed an animal. "This is along the jogging path beside the river. There is a patch of woodland nearby," he said. He did not see the animal that the python swallowed. He told STOMP that children do not generally play in the area. However, joggers do use the running track along the waterside. STOMP had contacted the Police and the AVA. Both said that they did not receive any call on a python.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Asian Palm Civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus@ Chek Jawa by Kevin

Asian Palm Civet, originally uploaded by koiyau.

Was helping out with seagrass survey at a rainy evening at Ubin this Sunday. Guess what I saw??
Wah! Thanks to sharp eyed Ria who spotted this! squeezed off a few lucky shots with a medium zoom but when i came back with a longer zoom it was hiding already :( Ria prob got a nicer shot.. watch out for hers..

Finally got to see the animal behind RMBR's mascot!

edit: See Ria's post and pics! HERE

I got the sp name here

geotagged this photo on flickr as well. not sure if i got the place right though

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

anyone seen a Humming Bird Moth?

melvynyeo took these in Xinjiang but he says that they are available locally!
The photos paint a 'better picture' so to speak why they are commonly called humming bird moths.
Has anyone photographed them locally? would love to post here.
Thanks to melvynyeo for graciously allowing me to reproduce the photos here.
see the orig post here

Read the wikipedia entry on it

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus @ BTNR by Ryan Heah

This post has a slightly blur but IMHO great pic of a Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus. The angle is nice and it has a catch in its beak! hmm can't tell what it is though. Do you know?

here's a cropped pic from the forum. So far educated guesses have been flower or butterfly. Even a guess at the butterfly. Post your guess in the comments!

p.s. Thanks to Ryan for graciously allowing me to post the picture here!