ASIA:  We will post our recent pictures here first.  Look for series showing bird
behavior.  (
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7/12-17/2012 Singapore:  Numerous parks were visited including the Botanical Gardens.  Some of our
favorite birds are sunbirds (the Asian answer to hummers of the Americas).  Below is a male Olive-backed
Sunbird and a juv. male as well as a juv. Crimson Sunbird.  (more of these on "next page" below).  Also, a
White-breasted Waterhen family was seen feeding along the lake.  There was a Wandering
Whistling-Duck and a Lesser Whistling Duck with a brood of youngsters.  Also shown, a Yellow-vented
Bulbul, a Common Iora, a Common Flameback pair, and a Collared Kingfisher .
7/12-17/2012 Singapore:  Numerous parks were visited including Pulau Ubin Island, the Sungei Bulah
Nature Park, and the Chinese and Japanese Gardens.  Shown: Oriental Pied Hornbill (ad,juv), Milkly Stork
(ad,juv, and catching fish), Olive-backed Sunbird (f), Oriental Magpie Robin (m), Little Egret (fishing), Grey
Heron , Purple Heron (smart bird was escaping the heat by sitting under a leaf!), Stork-billed Kingfisher ,
Yellow-vented Bulbul with berry, White-bellied Eagle (various years), and a Brown-throated Sunbird pair.
Then: Sunda Pygmy Woodpeckers , a Pied Triller with food, and a shot of a wild pig (Island) which had
knocked over a bike and devoured someone's lunch!  Also: a Scaly-breasted Munia and a Blue-throated
Bee-eater .