Sadly, before we could start the walk, lightning started firing off very close to us. We hurried to take shelter in the public toilet. Fortunately, while we waited out the weather, we could do a mini-nature tour even at the public toilet!
Tree-climbing crabs out on the mudlobster mounds! Can you spot them in this photo? Many of the crabs had already started climbing trees. There were also many Giant mudskippers out and about.
Oriental pied hornbill at Pasir Ris before. Ley Kun has great photos of it and some of the other animals we saw. She'll add them to this post soon.
Malayan water monitor lizard resting on a dead tree. Pei Yan tells us more about it.
Dog-faced watersnake in the water! Hurray!
We'll be having this walk again on 21 Apr (Sat) and 28 Apr (Sat). Here's more details. Hope to see you at Pasir Ris!
More photos captured by Ley Kun:
We could see the herons building more nests on the opposite bank. They have not finished building them, so it is still work-in-progress for the busy-busy herons.
|Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)|
We heard the loud calls from the Oriental Pied Hornbill. Not quite expecting to see it in Pasir Ris, we did not pay attention to its loud calls initially until Pei Yen alerted all of us that there is a male Oriental Pied Hornbill among the trees. It is always a joy to observe the fantastic and magnificent Oriental Pied Hornbill in the wild.
|Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) - critically endangered|
|Malayan water monitor lizard (Varanus salvator)|
At every one of our evening walks, we would see a Malayan water monitor lying on a tree branch over the water. We do believe this is the way monitor lizards roost for the night. It looks like a mighty fine place to roost - out of reach to predators.
|Dog-faced water snake (Cerberus rynchops)|
As we ended our walk really late, we spotted the Dog-faced water snake. These snakes are usually observed during evening time.(Thanks go out to Ria, LK, CH and PY for guiding yesterday)
Sankar shared more photos on facebook.