21 pied stilts appear on S'pore mainland for the first time

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A couple of weekends ago, K-pop girl group Blackpink was all the rage when they were in town for their world tour for the first time in four years.

This past week, another black and pink group got all the attention from another horde of fans.

However, instead of singing or dancing, the performance by this week's group took things to new heights, quite literally.

The group in question are 21 pied stilts who flew into town for the first time on record.

Classified as a "very rare resident" by the Singapore Birds Project (SBP), this is the first time the birds have been spotted on Singapore's mainland.

Touched down on Monday, May 22

The pied stilts apparently landed in two groups — one group at Yishun Dam, and another at Marina East Drive.

One bird watching enthusiast, Dannis Soh, shared with Mothership that the birds likely arrived on Monday (May 22) evening.

Soh also updated that the pied stilts may have left the island as they can no longer be found at Yishun Dam.

"[The birds] left the area probably very early on Wednesday (May 24) morning," Soh told Mothership.

Nonetheless, photographs of the birds were shared on Facebook groups by birdwatchers in fond memory of the pied stilts' first outing to mainland Singapore.

All of the photos are dated Tuesday, May 23.

Here are the shots from birders who caught sight of the celebrity birds at Yishun Dam:

Photo courtesy of Hong Yijun/Facebook.

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