The holidays is the best period where kids and their family can spend quality time out in the wonders of nature to explore Singapore's own backyard. I was glad to find time during this June holiday and guide with the Naked Hermit Crabs on a Saturday morning.
White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus). Unfortunately, it is one of the most popular caged birds in Singapore because of its beautiful song. The white-rumped shama can be recognized by its extremely long black tail, its chestnut belly and the white patch on its lower back. It's my first time taking notice of this bird!
Gold-spotted mudskipper (Periophthalmus chrysospilos) were swimming near the edge of the water on the high shore.
Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) in the mangroves and it immediately darted into the water when it sensed my presence. What a shy fish! :)
Keel-bellied Whip Snake (Dryophiops rubescens) which is considered to be vulnerable in Singapore. Another first sighting for me!
It was a great time spending a weekend at Chek Jawa seeing so many special animals! It was great having a guide a keen and observant group of participants visiting Chek Jawa for their first time. :)
More photos of the trip here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/koksheng/archives/date-taken/2012/06/16/