Few mornings flocks of pretty parakeet - green back and long tailed birds taking off with leaders making lough noises. On the nearby mahagony trees another grouping of black bird took off. In the evening the latter returned to the same tree for resting. The parakeets arrived or flew by late in the evening. On this particular night another swarms of swallow like white belly descended upon the frutting trees and occupying the ledges of the building. I recorded the swam descending on this tree as well as forming a bee-lines on the ledges. With failing light i resorted to my old Sony Hi 8 cam corder recording in in Infra mode. I couldn't see clearly the small form bird but the white belly was evident and they flew with swallow's grace. The group disappeared the next morning day and never return. Parked cars below the blocks wre peltered with their dropping.
Parakeet on tree branches P7000
I took a few shots using my P7000 Nikon p&s pushing its maximum zoom resulting in grainy images.. I aslo tried the video recording and managed to bag a few 'red-face' male among the group. The males make the loud distinct noise leading the flock perhaps. In one of the recording, a paraket was eating something silky white. Perhaps munching from the mistletoe.
My appearance in the corridor opposite end of my unit might have triggered other.... A photographer was seen taking pics of the birds!!!
Male 'red-face'.. P7000
Another juvenile male looking straight at you P7000
After 7 am on this Sunday morning. All the exciting groups of birds had departed searching for food elsewhere. As the sun climbed higher, it dawn on me why not trying out the old sigma lens and trained on birds. Here are a few shoots
Common Koel - female. Sigma 75-300mm /20D
4pm pick up my gear and got this fellow
No wonder ...spiky hair style came from this
[Sep 8 '12] A group of 4 was chasing each other. One decided to hide in the nearby tree. The common yellow color bird. This tree bears no fruits.
[ Sep 8 '12] This pair was seen on together, one tailing the other . Note the greenish iridescent feathers.
Where to find the parakeet again? Large flocks of the returning birds were seen at the Yishun Av 5 near the Mcdonald [ Sep 12 '12]