Kranji Marshes

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.

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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.3-DSC_1271

That leads to the Marsh Station where there is a watch tower and some viewing hides5-DSC_1278 02-KMW_0618

From here one can get a good view of the conservation area and the marshes6-DSC_1279

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.2-DSC_1269

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!

Blue eared Kingfisher

Blue eared Kingfisher

Pied Fantail

Pied Fantail

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And some nice insects

Grey Pansy

Grey Pansy

Peacock Pansy

Peacock Pansy

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