31 October 2013
Bukit Brown is home to some 90 species of resident and migrant birds. These photos by Goh Yew Lin, capture some of the birds feeding in the early morning. The “wild fruits” are the ripe figs of Ficus benjamina (Waringin, Weeping Fig). This strangling Ficus species is one of keystone tree species in Bukit Brown. Whenever these trees are figging, the birds go gaga over the fruit feast.
Spotted on the 16th June Sunday Heritage Tour by brownie Steven Toong, in Hill 4, a beautiful python.
On behalf of these sentient creatures, we reproduce this eye-witness account and plea for the lives of the wild dogs of Bukit Brown:
She had left her pack, maybe in search of food, maybe in search of a better life.. Or maybe she was just lost.
The poor dogs in bukit brown are all painfully thin. This girl ate up all the kibbles we gave her. Maybe it was good karma in her previous life, but she will never have to suffer the daily pain and agony which her pack has suffered; the painful hunger of never having enough to eat, or the terrible life of being witch hunted everyday of her existence.”
~ Dr Siew Tuck Wah
Clouded monitor lizard (possibly Varanus bengalensis nebulosus) on tembusu tree, Bukit Brown. Spotted by Lai Chee Kien with the help of Angie Ng.
Strike a pose!
Snap shots of butterflies at Bukit Brown courtesy of Victor Yue and EiLeen Ong. There is a Chinese belief that butterflies at cemetery are signs ancestors are around and happy for the company.
More information on butterflies spotted in Singapore can be found by joining this group Butterflies of Singapore and Malaysia
On Sunday 26 August, Nature Society of Singapore led a bird watching walk through Bukit Brown. Thanks to Cuifen, NSS member for compiling this album on highlights from the wal kwith additional photos from her fellow bird watcher, Leng Leng. Enjoy!
Birds, Flowers and More – this shows you not only the real birds and flowers but the tomb decorations depicting birds and flowers
Here’s a look at a pangolin
FOR PREVIOUS NSS WALKS:
A Nature Ramble – this helps identify some plants at Bukit Brown
Beyond Grave Matters – this is a beautifully written commentary and event report by Rosalind Tan, whose ancestors lie at Bukit Brown
Photo essay by Suki Singh
A staring incident…?
Might be more than he can chew….
This looks like a good place to nest, this pigeon seems to think …
Not so fast, says the mynah.
The glossy starlings move in too….
The glossy starling gets argumentative with the mynahs.
Suki is an avid photographer and the honorary Sikh guard among the volunteers of Bukit Brown, affectionately known as Brownies.
Dateline 2 May 2012 at Bukit Brown.
This magnificent creature was “captured” this morning by Georgina Chin the accidental photographer. She writes of the moment:
” He was brave and stood on a perch like forever and didn’t move. I sat and just watched him. He was soaked . I was soaked. I call him white socks.”
She is the photographer and writer of the book “Birds in my Backyard.” Bukit Brown is literally her backyard as she lives off Lornie Road. Georgina started birdwatching in 2009.
Photos by Suki Singh
These are the real angry birds of Bukit Brown! And why are they so fierce-looking? Scroll down to see the chick they were protecting!
And this is their treasure…..
Suki is the honorary Sikh guard of Bukit Brown, and an avid photographer. He knows the grounds very well after decades patrolling it as a policeman. He specialises in night tours every full moon.
So come join us for walks and tours in Bukit Brown! Here are some reports: