I use to love watching these birds in cages in a pet shop while growing up. However, as an adult I prefer to see birds free and in their natural environment. Man kind has destroyed many species and sometimes that are the inevitable accidents where animals are intentionally or unintentionally released back into the wild. The local population of Mata Putehs or Oriental White-eyes are considered feral as the indigenous population died out a long time ago due to the uncontrolled bird trade.Even though they are considered feral, I for one am thrilled to see these birds back in the ecosystem. I came upon a small flock actively hunting insects at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and I proceeded to try to catch these birds through my lens. They are small and they are fast, it was quite trying to follow these tiny birds through a view finder but I did get some decent chances with this flock.