Sunday 31 July 2011

Search for Little Terns nests

The Little Terns disappeared from Kallang Basin around mid June after the courtship behaviour in May. Thinking they may be nesting near the river, I went in search of suitable nesting sites along the river. The long walk from Kallang to Bishan via the Park Connector yielded nothing. Another walk to Macpherson Estate near the market also ended with nothing. However, a few terns were spotted flying out towards Kallang Basin, probably to feed. Could they be nesting somewhere further than Macpherson?

In July, some photographers spotted a family of Little Terns at Lorong Halus Wetlands. They were feeding a chick. The family left around mid July. Could the terns at Kallang Basin have re-located to the Serangoon Reservoir because it was more suitable for nesting?