Surprisingly I have not really explored Pasir Ris Mangrove Swamp which is almost a stone throw away. Managed to find some time despite the wet weather and gloomy sky and went over with the Princess, each one of us lunging a camera, one fitted with a macro lens and another with a zoom. We interchanged the lenses and cameras and came away with a big haul.
The area is indeed rich in biodiversity and we were so surprised that right on Sungei Tampines, there were so so many birds, much more than our last trip to Sungei Buloh last month.
Here are just some of the more interesting sightings.
|A mud crab|
|A tree climbing monitor lizard|
|A beautiful caterpillar|
|A praying mantis|
|A leave, a bug or a caterpillar?|
|This one landed on my arm|
This is where I wish I has a more powerful ie longer lens to capture the many birds.
|A common kingfisher with a fish|
|A storkbilled kingfisher high up on a tree|