Sunday, January 8, 2012

Across the river

Made a brief foray to the area north of Anping, Sihcao. Plenty of waders including 30+ Black-faced Spoonbills (pictured below). When scanning a ditch for bitterns, I was delighted to see the stunning Oriental Magpie-Robin.

It was also nice to run into several other birders and photographers. The local bird watching scene is quite well developed, and there is a growing awareness among the population at large of environmental issues.

New birds seen in Sihcao, Tainan City.

Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
Striated Heron    Butorides striata  
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis