Tuesday, September 4, 2012

East Coast Park II


East Coast Park always gave me the impression of being highly commercialised, designed for human recreation uses instead for the biodiversity. 

But I have been rather impressed by what I managed to see in just one morning. Mostly urban species but nonetheless still impressive :)

female striped albatross (2)
My first time seeing a female Striped Albatross (Appias libythea olferna), it looks so much prettier than the male!
female striped albatross
Striped Albatross (Appias libythea olferna)
short banded sailor
Short Banded Sailor (Phaedyma columella singa) - rather common but highly fidgety, flies at the slightest movement.. a real pain to photograph sometimes :P
tabebuia rosea
Mass Flowering of the Tabebuia rosea trees!! So pretty, it looks like snow covering the entire tree!
taxillus chinensis
An uncommon mistletoe, found only in certain places in Singapore - Taxillus chinensis
tern
Saw a Tern on one of the rocky outcrops, ID welcome :)
antidesma bunius
Antidesma bunius tree fruiting profusely - reminded me of Pepper fruits
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Some wild fungi looking very thick and juicy - ID welcome :D
  
 Verdict : Not too bad, I am starting to like East Coast Park more despite of the never-ending crowds, but I guess they are the target audience, not the plants and animals :P

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