Friday, October 30, 2015

Taiwan Day 1, Part 2

We finished the first day birding at the Chingshui Wetland in Jinshan, where in December 2014 a young Siberian Crane had arrived. It proved easily the most productive birding area of the day. Apart from the crane, which has become habituated to a guy who works the paddies, highlights included a female Painted Snipe, a great mass of herons and egrets taking the air, and a distant Long-tailed Shrike.
Siberian Crane... and friend
Spot-billed Duck
Pre-roost departure of mixed egrets and Grey Herons
Intermediate Egret
Crane warning...

1 comment:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

That crane has a look of wisdom!