|Kallang Riverside Park, view from Sir Arthur's Bridge.|
With this information, I decided to check out the small stretch of beach at the Kallang Riverside Park, accessed from Kampong Bugis. There was not a single Little Tern to be spotted today at Kallang River from around 11am to 12:30pm. Instead, a Grey Heron and immature Brahminy Kite were spotted, perched on the coconut tree branches. Little Herons were also spotted along the riverbank. I reached the usual place where I photographed the Little Terns, and there was not a single one there too. Where have they gone to? Further inland? Have they started nesting and chosen a site which is further inland?
|Sea Grape fruits.|
|Sea Grape leaf. The leaf is so stiff and thick that it can be used as a plate!|
Later in the afternoon, around 3pm, a single Little Tern was spotted diving for fish at the sea near the beach at Fort Road exit. It flew in the direction of Marina Barrage. I do not think it went back to Kallang River because it is quite far away, and the bird appeared again later around 4pm to fish. Maybe a breeding pair can be found at the under-construction Marina East beach.