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Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Yesterday, 01:41
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Posted By Owen Krout
Lunar New Year regional update

Not getting out much in the last couple of months as the family keeps reminding me that I don't need to be slipping on the ice and falling and besides it just been really cold. :-C Therefore I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th February 2018, 05:24
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Owen Krout
Now I see it! Long range shot made by my brother...

Now I see it! Long range shot made by my brother who is just starting and submitted to me. Looked familiar but just didn't register. Looked bigger to me in the photo.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th February 2018, 05:18
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Owen Krout
? Corvid? Warsaw, MO, USA

Not one I'm familiar with and I don't have my USA field guides with me. In the general area of Warsaw, Missouri in rural wooded area. Taken February 15, 2018 at about 4:30 PM
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 31st January 2018, 07:19
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
It has been entirely too long since my last...

It has been entirely too long since my last outing and the temperature managed to struggle up to -3 by noon. Coupled with clear blue skies and a dead calm and snow predicted for tomorrow, I decided...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 25th January 2018, 00:50
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Views: 129,146
Posted By Owen Krout
Jocko, First of all I don't recognize the name,...

Jocko,

First of all I don't recognize the name, so welcome to the forum.

Exactly where are you talking about? Changbai Shan? If so, my understanding is that it is not presently closed off but...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 23rd December 2017, 13:17
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Nothing of particular importance to report,...

Nothing of particular importance to report, except for being awoken around 03:00 AM and surprised to hear our Little Owl calling persistently. Hadn't expected to hear from him until at least early...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 17th December 2017, 00:09
Replies: 382
Views: 59,445
Posted By Owen Krout
Great pics, Mike. The E. Magpie is indeed the...

Great pics, Mike. The E. Magpie is indeed the best detail shot that I have seen!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 9th December 2017, 12:22
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Dec-9, 2017

The weather being a bit warmer at just above freezing, I took an hour and a half to do some birding. Mostly nothing, but did find six Hoopoe which is an unusually large number even in the summer. ...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 30th November 2017, 07:11
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Very true, Tom. Still in the on again, off again...

Very true, Tom. Still in the on again, off again status here. I was just yesterday told to come into the government office on December 3rd for a meeting with an official and to bring the iPad to...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 28th November 2017, 03:48
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Hi Tom, good to hear from you. I've subscribed...

Hi Tom, good to hear from you. I've subscribed to your journal of experiences with wildlife in B.C.

The Snowy Owl just typifies what it can be like to try and accomplish anything here. The...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 23rd November 2017, 13:27
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Other for Nov-23

A couple of other nature observations from the November 23rd outing.

The irrigation canal I was following has had the water supply from the Shuangtaizi River cut off and is now only about 40 cm deep...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 23rd November 2017, 13:14
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Nov-23, 2017

Finally turned colder this week with temps struggling to get just above freezing for a few hours each day. Today started out sunny at least, so I made a trip out to what has been in the past a...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 14th November 2017, 09:24
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
There was a heavy wall of smoke in the west late...

There was a heavy wall of smoke in the west late yesterday afternoon and today my wife had one of the people from the small village by where the SO was spotted send her a WeChat video of the fire...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 12th November 2017, 14:32
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Snowy Owl quest

It seems that the area where the Snowy Owl was sighted, on the west side of the Shuangtaizi River estuary, is a restricted area right now. The explanation given was that fires in the reeds make it...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 11th November 2017, 09:59
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Snowy Owl update

I spent half a day today chasing a supposed lead, but it appears that the 'Snowy Owl' was a white Dove with some black markings. :-C Well, they were trying to be helpful at least.

With Dev's help,...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 11th November 2017, 01:32
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
All the rest of the family are gone right now,...

All the rest of the family are gone right now, but I will check with my daughter when she gets home from work late tonight. I think I have the general area and it is one that I have wanted to check...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 9th November 2017, 11:56
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Nov-9, 2017

Rainy today so no chance of a trip back to the Liaohu estuary. My wife has tomorrow all planned out already, so maybe Saturday. It is not expensive as I can catch the #30 bus about a kilometer from...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 9th November 2017, 01:04
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Nov-8, 2017

A nice outing yesterday, but cut short when I was recalled by my wife who couldn't find her keys to get back in the apartment. Of course she found them in one of pockets inside a pocket just as I...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 9th November 2017, 00:40
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Hmmm... I'll have to consider another trip. i...

Hmmm... I'll have to consider another trip. i know where there is a captive breeding program near there for RCC, but have yet to record a tic for a wild sighting. The Liaohu Estuary would be the...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 7th November 2017, 05:04
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Nov-7, 2017

Howling winds and leaden skies giving poor lighting for photography have kept me in other than short walks for the dog for the last week. A couple of days ago the reported 'Force 7' wind was enough...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 26th October 2017, 06:13
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
More pics from Yingkou

A few more pics from the 24th including the two perfectly placed stones that caused me to spend time puzzling over "What kind of duck is that and what is it doing just sitting there on the mud?". ...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 26th October 2017, 06:09
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
OCT 24, 2017 Yingkou Wetland Park

Since nothing else was occupying the time on Tuesday and since there had always been a reason that I couldn't make it to the Yingkou Wetland Park all this month I decided that it was time to try even...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th October 2017, 02:56
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Owen Krout
Shorebirds - Panjin, Liaoning, China

From October 24th visit to the Yingkou Wetlands Park. Some waders working the exposed tidal mud at distance. Unfortunately I was not able to get close enough and the seeing was too poor to be sure...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 25th October 2017, 05:27
Replies: 498
Views: 48,941
Posted By Owen Krout
Thanks Paul, I reviewed all my shots, went...

Thanks Paul, I reviewed all my shots, went through the field guides and even ran it by the ID forum, turns out your correct. Good for me as that gives me another lifer tic.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th October 2017, 03:24
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Owen Krout
Thanks, Steve. Saunder's is what I had them as...

Thanks, Steve. Saunder's is what I had them as in the binoculars, it was only when I got home and sorted through the pics that I started to doubt it and made the mistake of starting to peruse the...
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