September 28, 2016 by Kelvin Gallivanting 0

Visit to Sungei Buloh

Visit to Sungei Buloh

A Sunday afternoon without any appointments or errands to run beckons a visit to the park at the other corner of Singapore.

Lately my wife and I have been keen to take walks. So why not explore places we’ve never been before. We decided to visit the Sungei Buloh Wetland reserves. My mum and sister came along too as they have never been here before too.

The wetland reserves are located along Neo Tiew Crescent. Altogether the trails are about 3.5km, with the migratory bird trail almost 2km.

We took the migratory bird trail first and spent about an hour there watching the birds from the hides, climbing the Aerie Tower and attempted to take some photos of the wildlife.

It is a very good getaway from the city to a place where it is left as much to nature as  possible. We even had a 2m long monitor lizard in our path. The monitor lizards are huge here.

I also knew that people come here to photograph birds. I brought along my camera with the 55-300mm lens to take the opportunity to try photographing birds. I learnt that

  1. 300mm don’t seem long enough
  2. Patience is required to sit at a location for hours
  3. Birds in flight are fast

Below are some shots I’ve caught for the afternoon.

Grey Heron

Grey Heron

Oriental Pied Hornbill

Oriental Pied Hornbill

Zebra Dove

Zebra Dove

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