Only five migrant raptor species were recorded in the April to June period as most of them had already left for their breeding grounds. There were ten records of the Oriental Honey Buzzard, nine in April and one in June; nine records of the Japanese Sparrowhawk in the first week of April; one Chinese Sparrowhawk in April; two Western Ospreys, one each in April and June, and one Peregrine Falcon in April. Fourteen unidentified Accipiters were on migration over Henderson Waves in early April.
For the resident raptors, the records of note were the two nestings of the White-bellied Sea Eagle, one at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and the other at Fort Canning, where the eaglets, two on each nest, were already almost as big as their parents.
Two Crested Serpent Eagles were recorded at King Albert Park on 1st April, and one at Malcolm Road on 5th April. There was also a resident ernesti Peregrine Falcon at The Esplanade on 22nd June. The other resident raptors recorded were the Black-winged Kite, Brahminy Kite, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Crested Goshawk, and Changeable Hawk-Eagle.
There were breeding-related records for two species of owls. A family of Spotted Wood Owls comprising two adults and two chicks were spotted at Dover Road in the later part of June, with the chicks fledging on 25th June. Over the eastern side, at Pasir Ris Park, another family of Spotted Wood Owls with 1 fledgling was spotted on 25th June. And on 22nd June, a recently fledged Buffy Fish Owl and its parents were recorded at Yishun, next to a big drain.
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