11 November 2018

Here today.....gone tomorrow ?

Eastern Buzzard - Buteo japonicus

Zitting Cisticola - Cisticola juncidis
Out and about, it seems like autumn passage birds are giving way to winter visitors.

But even the winter birds may not linger, and it seems like we can’t take seeing them two days in a row for granted.

Chestnut-eared Bunting - Emberiza fucata

Peregrine - Falco peregrinus

Peregrine - Falco peregrinus

Peregrine - Falco peregrinus

Peregrine - Falco peregrinus

Mai Po boardwalk hide, with Shenzhen high rise behind
Buff-bellied Pipit - Anthus rubescens

Yellowknib - Anas poecilorhyncha
Yellowknib - Anas poecilorhyncha

The woodland stuff, like minlas and minivets are mostly resident, but the Ashy Drongo is distinctly seasonal. 
Grey-chinned Minivet - Pericrocotus solaris

Blue-winged Minla - Minla cyanouroptera

Blue-winged Minla - Minla cyanouroptera

Ashy Drongo - Dicrurus leucophaeus

Grey-chinned Minivet - Pericrocotus solaris

Finally, thanks to Mike Kilburn for this season’s probably one-and-only Pallas’s Reed Bunting !
Pallas's Bunting - Emberiza pallasi

Pallas's Bunting - Emberiza pallasi

Pallas's Bunting - Emberiza pallasi

And I finally got one of these in the open...... 

Dusky Warbler - Phylloscopus fuscatus

I shall ignore them for the rest of the winter now.

8 comments:

  1. It’s happening here too, John. Virtually all of the departing migrants have left, except for a few Golden Eagles perhaps, and most of the winter birds have arrived. We had our first snow yesterday. Snowy Owls can’t be far behind.

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    1. You're just teasing me with the prospect of Snowy Owls.

      BTW - I've been reading, and enjoying "Wideawake Island" by Bernard Stonehouse - as you recommended for Ascension.

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  2. Very nice pictures, I learn about Hong Kong birds, all unknown for me.
    Regards

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    1. Thanks, Hernan - I've been enjoying your blog too. Argentina is a huge country with, obviously, lots of good birds !

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  3. Great stuff John, always wanted to see a Dusky Warbler.............

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    1. It's nice to get a view of one - otherwise it feels like being teased all day !

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  4. By the way John, when you have time, check your messages on facebook.............

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