Thursday, October 11, 2012

Punggol Park II - the never-ending construction?

The migratory season for birds are upon us at this moment, where migratory birds come to Singapore to seek some rest and refuge before continuing on their journeys. I am glad to see some of them in urban parks, I guess it shows how greenery is rather effective in providing a place for them to rest and feed, even in a highly urbanised landscape like Singapore.

Of course, for urban parks, only the more common migratory species can be seen like the Asian Brown flycatcher, the Brown Shrike and Tiger Shrike etc :) one could only think about how many species are out there in the nature reserves, seeking shelter in those dense hideout..
ceiba pentandra
I have yet to find out the identity of these fruits...
Clitoria fairchildiana
Clitoria fairchildiana - such a fancy name haha :P
common sandpiper
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) - migratory; i saw it along the artificial canal bank behind the park
eucalyptus ptychocarpa (2)
Corymbia ptychocarpa, formerly known as Eucalyptus ptychocarpa - cultivated
eucalyptus ptychocarpa
Corymbia ptychocarpa, formerly known as Eucalyptus ptychocarpa
leopard on flacourtia inermis

Leopard (Phalanta phalantha phalantha) - seem to be 2 butterflies in this picture, one ready to enclose from its case, I am guessing the outer one is a male haha

maniltoa browneoides (2)
Maniltoa browneoides new leaves
maniltoa browneoides
Maniltoa browneoides flower
Taxodium distichum
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) - migratory and can be quite commonly seen in parks
I was sad to see construction going on beside the park, a few trees were removed and the whole row of Syzygium myrtifolium was removed. In their place, was a construction site with a workers' dorm facing the park now. 

I guess we can never be too far away from development, can we?

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