Clash of the Common Sandpipers

posted in: Feeding strategy, Waders | 5

“A pair of Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) was observed in August 2009 having a squabble at Seletar Mudflat. Before this picture was taken they were chasing each other over the mudflat for a good two minutes. Then everything got heated … Continued

Barn Swallow flocking

posted in: Migration-Migrants, Swifts-Swallows | 0

“It has been a better migration year compared to last few years, with more Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica gutturalis) and more first winter/juveniles seen. This group comprised approximately 150-160 birds, with 10-15% first winter/juveniles. They were preening mid-morning after feeding. … Continued

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