Owl, Birds near Orchard Road Singapore at night.
Orchard Road is well known for its birds such as Mynahs and Crows that gather and roost on trees along the shopping belt on Orchard Road at dusk. You may have seen pigeons along the road but have you heard or seen owls near Orchard Road Singapore at night?
It was 930-10:00 pm on Sunday night. The shops at Orchard Road had long closed. My daughter and I were to take a stroll to the nearest Seven-eleven outlet. I heard an unusual call ( ignore the sound of night jar in the foreground) from the nearby tree up above us along the main road. I asked my daughter if she heard it. She said ” Yes”. We tried to locate the source of the calls across the street. She spotted ” a big black bird” on the tree branch across the street. There were two of them she said ( but she did not see the other bird, she only heard the calls). I was blinded by the street light that I missed the birds completely when they flew off.
I was excited but disappointed that I did not even get a glimpse to identify the bird. My daughter and I have been bird watching in Borneo last year. She thinks that they must be some kind of owls as they were big . We looked around but could not find the birds. So we proceeded to the Seven-eleven outlet.
On the way back, after paying the phone bill, I kept wondering what kind of owls they could be. As we were approaching the traffic light, I saw a black bird perching on the road sign in front of us. I quickly took my phone and snapped a photo ( see below) . As I took the above picture, a young man, who was oblivious of the bird, ran toward road sign. The bird flew away and perched on a tree nearby. I dashed to pick up my camera and flash while my daughter kept her eyes on the bird.
Here are the pictures of the owl we captured near Orchard Road in Singapore.
The bird flew away after perching on the branch for an hour. The owl was the identified as the Spotted Wood Owl. Has anyone seen Spotted Wood Owl near Orchard Road in Singapore ? Here is the sighting of Sunda Scops Owl at the Singapore Botanical Gardens.