Finally found some time to go take a look at the new Kranji Marshes. There was some excitement when it opened a few months ago especially as there was some birds like the Moorhen that can only be found there.
The place has been spruced up well with a carpark, clean toilets and some small offices and rooms.
Kranji Marshes is divided into 2 areas – the first is a single track road that is open to the public and the other is a conservation area that is only opened for guided tour. The first part of the public area is a long walk next to the canal. There are shelters like this along the way.
That leads to the Marsh Station where there is a watch tower and some viewing hides
From here one can get a good view of the conservation area and the marshes
But I wasn’t really here to look at the marshes. I was more interested in something else. A little bird that has got the birding world abuzz and camped there. A Blue Earned Kingfisher. This is where it has been spotted the past weeks but fortunately today there were only a handful of photographers and not the usual hordes.
I didn’t spot the kingfisher on the way in but on the way out I was lucky enough to get a distant short of not just the Blue Earned Kingfisher but a Pied Fantail and a Baya Weaver!
And some nice insects