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Blue-eared Pheasant - Crossoptilon auritum Wanglang National Nature Reserve is in Pingwu County, north Sichuan, and has a contiguous border with the much more-visited Jiuzhaigou to the west. Wanglang lacks the picturesque lakes of Jiuzhaigou,  but from a birding point-of-view it has a lot of similar habitat at similar elevations. Access We travelled with Carrie Ma and Yann Musika,
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Bridled Tern - Onychoprion anaethetus The are umpteen species of tern of the HK “list” and we are lucky enough to get three handsome species (Bridled, Black-naped and Roseate) breeding on some of the weathered granite rocks that dot Hong Kong’s southern and eastern waters. Bridled Terns - Onychoprion anaethetus Bridled Terns - Onychoprion anaethetus Bridled Tern - 
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Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster On 30th April we sailed from Xiamen bound for Okinawa on the Costa Atlantica.  On board were three Hong Kong would-be seabirders (Carrie Ma, Jemi and myself) and about two thousand mainland Chinese Golden Week merry-makers. We intended to use the four night/three full days schedule to bird two days at sea north of Taiwan, - out and back - and get what
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 Rough and wet weather at sea can bring more terns over the fishponds of the New Territories of Hong Kong. “Marsh” Terns are the most frequently encountered. Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias
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Here they are then - mostly waders…. Nordmann’s Greenshank - Tringa guttifer Nordmann’s Greenshank - Tringa guttifer Nordmann’s Greenshank - Tringa guttifer Saunders’ Gull - Chroicocephalus saundersi Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa Far Eastern Curlew - Numenius
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Wood Warbler (Phyloscopus sibilatrix) On the ferry from Po Toi back to Aberdeen on 2nd April, one photographer showed another some shots of an odd phylloscopus warbler he had seen that afternoon. It did look unusual…. Mobile phone photos of the finder’s camera review screen were quickly circulated and almost instantly the verdict was in: Wood Warbler (Phyloscopus sibilatrix) - a “
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Grey-capped Greenfinch - Chloris sinica More unsettled weather around 23rd/24th March brought a few interesting birds into view. These usually seem to be high and distant, maybe often overlooked by birders looking closer to hand, including me. Grey-faced Buzzard - Bustatur indicus A spring passage regular… Eastern Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla tschutschensis (taivana)
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Silver-backed Needletail (Hirundapus cochinchinensis) A “scarce spring passage migrant” in Hong Kong, so it was a pleasant surprise two find two hunting around the big trees beside the Police Post opposite the car park at Mai Po Nature Reserve. Unsettled weather made unusual birds possible today, 24th March 2019. Silver-backed Needletail (Hirundapus cochinchinensis)
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Glossy Ibis - Pelegadis falcinellus There was a flurry of activity yesterday afternoon on various “Whats App” birding groups - two Glossy Ibis had been briefly seen and photographed on the scrape (Ponds 16/17) Mai Po Nature Reserve.  There are only two previous Hong Kong records - single birds (also at Mai Po) in May 1994 and April 1978. Immature Glossy Ibis are described as “
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Friend and former RHKP colleague John Murphy had seen a documentary on British TV where Chris Tarrant travelled along the main Japanese island of Honshu on trains in winter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZaJpD0mH74 Scenic train journeys seemed like a good theme for a non-birding trip, especially in February. Hong Kong has umpteen flights a day to Tokyo. Neither of us
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