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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Yesterday, 07:45
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Posted By Owen Krout
Mantis & ?? Panjin, Liaoning, China

The weather has been unusually mild this fall and probably as a result, Praying Mantis have been abundant the last couple of weeks and another odd insect that I encountered.
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 19th October 2017, 00:29
Replies: 466
Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
I'm hoping they will stick around for awhile,...

I'm hoping they will stick around for awhile, Dev. They are probably migrants but so far the weather has been mild, not even any frost so far. It is highly variable here, but overall Panjin does...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 18th October 2017, 05:45
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Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
Nothern Hobby pics

Some of the Northern Hobby pics from the 17th. Unfortunately the shutter speed should have been higher and the shots where he caught a dragonfly and ate it in flight came out blurred.
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 18th October 2017, 05:41
Replies: 466
Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
Oct 17

Tried a different approach and picked a likely spot to observe and just waited. A half an hour and one tree produced some interesting birding and the best shots I have managed so far of a male...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 17th October 2017, 23:41
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Views: 186,882
Posted By Owen Krout
Good to hear from you again, Tom! Your reminding...

Good to hear from you again, Tom! Your reminding me of bucket list items. Jasper, Banff, Yukon and on up into Alaska is a trip my middle brother and I considered three years ago. Unfortunately he...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 14th October 2017, 09:30
Replies: 466
Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
Other things

A few other non-birding things from today's outing. First of all, another 'impressionistic' photo, perhaps to be included when Mike and i publish our "What You Really See" field guide. The...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 14th October 2017, 09:12
Replies: 466
Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
Oct 14

Today's tour around the neighborhood parks produced some interesting finds.

The swarms of Pallas's Leaf Warbler that were found a couple of days ago had passed on south, leaving a few stragglers...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th October 2017, 06:49
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Owen Krout
Guess my first impression was right. They are...

Guess my first impression was right. They are out of listed range here, but we do occasionally get eruptions bringing small groups into the area.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th October 2017, 06:07
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Owen Krout
Panjin, Liaoning, China

Sorry for the quality of the image, but i could only manage some quick glimpses of a pair flitting in and out of the pines. At the time and even now i have the feeling of having the identity on the...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Friday 6th October 2017, 02:19
Replies: 371
Views: 43,687
Posted By Owen Krout
At least it makes me feel better that i am not...

At least it makes me feel better that i am not the only one with dodgy Chinese! ;) Actually, i think i would take dodgy as a compliment. 8-P

i haven't attempted very many vids, but have had family...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 5th October 2017, 01:06
Replies: 466
Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
Oct 3

(Be tolerant please, for a little while. My keyboard is failing me fast at this point and among other things, the capital 'i' and the 'esc' keys aren't working)

Another trip over to the wetland...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 01:37
Replies: 371
Views: 43,687
Posted By Owen Krout
Nice report, Mike. You are getting some really...

Nice report, Mike. You are getting some really nice shots with the camera! That aberrant Magpie is a stunner of a shot for showing an oddity. Never seen anything quite like that.
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 01:29
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Views: 122,488
Posted By Owen Krout
200 Hobbies! Good to see numbers like that as i...

200 Hobbies! Good to see numbers like that as i had wondered about how viable the population was in China since i have never seen more than one at a time.
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 1st October 2017, 06:27
Replies: 466
Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
OK, I ran across one just now that I would have...

OK, I ran across one just now that I would have called B.S. on except for it being a well known source and most importantly, for having good photographs.

It seems that the larger full grown Praying...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 30th September 2017, 03:02
Replies: 466
Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
September 30

Yea, well I have to admit that I am becoming the old man with his terrier at his heals that treats the dog and talks to it like a child. Since I retired and am home all day, my wife found things to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th September 2017, 10:24
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Owen Krout
Western Wood-pewee and Western Tanager to me too.

Western Wood-pewee and Western Tanager to me too.
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 28th September 2017, 23:52
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Owen Krout
Andrew, We are missing the obvious. Try the...

Andrew,

We are missing the obvious. Try the forum's "Bird Ringing and Banding" sub-forum at: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=205515 The "Results from colour-ring reading" is currently...
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Thursday 28th September 2017, 04:18
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Owen Krout
general unknown fungi, Panjin, Liaoning, China

A couple more that I spotted this morning in Panjin, Liaoning, China for anybody interested. Larger pale color (1st three) growing at ground level off of what I believe was a locust tree. The shelf...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 28th September 2017, 04:01
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Owen Krout
I don't know if this will help you, but I saved...

I don't know if this will help you, but I saved this info quite some time ago.

I found several sites for reporting banded or flagged birds, but they all indicate one or two flags per leg, so I'm not...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 24th September 2017, 05:24
Replies: 466
Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
September 24

Today's mid-day walk through the park produced a nice variety of birds. The main players were a large family group of at least 30 Azure-winged Magpie, as noisy as ever. A surprisingly larger number...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 23rd September 2017, 07:45
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By Owen Krout
Hummingbird Moth - Panjin, Liaoning, China

An interesting 'Hummingbird' moth taken this morning in Panjin, Liaoning, China. A half dozen of so feeding in one flower bed. I found it interesting how the color of the rear wings closely matched...
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Saturday 23rd September 2017, 07:04
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Owen Krout
For anyone interested, I just remembered today...

For anyone interested, I just remembered today that the city park immediately adjacent to our condo has several decorative concrete mushrooms scattered about, which our little terrier is terrified...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 23rd September 2017, 06:54
Replies: 466
Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
Gedalou 'development'

I believe the big reason for the reduced numbers of birds at Gedalou Reservoir is due to the disturbance from a 'development' project. Apparently the government privatized the large city park area...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 23rd September 2017, 06:38
Replies: 466
Views: 32,028
Posted By Owen Krout
Sep-20

The excellent weather made a good excuse to make a trip to the Gedalou Reservoir. Total numbers were low, but at least there was a decent variety. The large numbers of herons/egrets that I have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th September 2017, 23:20
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Owen Krout
Agreed!

Agreed!
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