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tongmenxiu
Wednesday 25th August 2010, 13:02
2010 autumn Spoon-billed Sandpiper migration survey start in mid August.
Cynthia, mcaribou and I will do almost all the field work from Aug.15 to Oct.30

First SBS was recrded by Shanghai birder in 8.August

tongmenxiu
Wednesday 25th August 2010, 13:37
Low tide is not easy to find them, they almost appear on the flumine nata in high tide.

First week, everyday I recorded more than 4 SBS, Nordmann's Greenshanke and many Saunders's Gull

SBS in Breeding plumage
http://www.facebook.com/v/429109847907

ed keeble
Friday 27th August 2010, 09:12
Low tide is not easy to find them, they almost appear on the flumine nata in high tide.

First week, everyday I recorded more than 4 SBS, Nordmann's Greenshanke and many Saunders's Gull

SBS in Breeding plumage
http://www.facebook.com/v/429109847907

fantastic colour on that first pic!

tongmenxiu
Friday 27th August 2010, 14:07
Only some forest bird :Arctic Warbler, Brown Shirk, Dark-side Flycatcher in the magic forest

tongmenxiu
Friday 27th August 2010, 14:11
Low tide, we need walk outside grassland, into the mud. Waders are busy finding food .

tongmenxiu
Friday 27th August 2010, 14:15
When flooding tide, birds are going inside. five SBS are in the flock.

also Cythia find one nordmann's Greenshank in the flock!

tongmenxiu
Friday 27th August 2010, 14:36
Today is high tide,also wheather is not good. I try to count out waterbird in another spot.

Big group!! More than 40000 wader and gull inside the Levee
It's a difficult job to find SBS in sleeping Group. I only got one breeding plumage SBS,but I think maybe more.

After ebbing tide, wader are return back flumine nata. The voice they fly by the levee sounds I can fly.

tongmenxiu
Tuesday 31st August 2010, 13:58
Last weekend, still recorded SBS and NG, also 1 bean goose.
Some forest bird were coming,such as cuckoo, flycather and wabler

blancheliu
Tuesday 7th September 2010, 14:23
Last weekend (Sep. 4th and 5th). I went to Rudong to join Tongmenxiu and Cynthia. This is my second trip to Rudong (I went there last October).
Tong is my life-long friend and of course, a very good guide. It proved to be a very pleasant, and unforgettable journey.
The tide was low and we had to walk a long way to the sea. It's really not comfortable to walk under the sun, however, the reward is good.
We had three spoon-billed sandpipers, one in breeding plumage, one nonbreeding, and one juv.
Besides, we also spotted 8 nordmann's Greenshanks on Sunday!!! It's a lifer for me. And it's really worth the trip from Beijing.
However, I got a tiny accident on Saturday. On our way back, I got dizzy and stepped into the mud. It's really deep mud, above my knees. Tong menxiu had to pull me out. I bought him two icecream to show my thanks:-O
So do be careful of the mud, and of course the tide, if anyone is interested in going to Rudong birding.
It's really a fantastic trip, for the birds, and for the joy of meeting friends.
Also met mcaribou on Saturday. We talked a lot before online, but never met in person. It's a pity we didn't get the chance to talk more.
Next weekend the tide will be good, and it's easy for observation. Wish you guys good luck!

mcaribou
Friday 10th September 2010, 03:50
Is there any pic of the juv Spooner?

Stincy
Monday 13th September 2010, 14:59
knock..knock...this Cynthia finally find the username and the matching password;

tongmenxiu
Tuesday 14th September 2010, 11:45
Last 2 week 4 typhoons attacked East China.
Between the typhoons, some few sunny day, still record 3-6 SBS, some have already show winter plumage.

More and more birds are coming, many cuckoos, flycatcher and wagtail.
Forest Wagtail
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Eastern Crowned Warbler
Arctic Warbler
Pale-legged Warbler
Thick-billed Warbler
Black-browed Reed Warbler
Siberian Blue Robin
Blue-and-white Flycatcher
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher
Siberian Thrush
Blue Rock Thrush
Northern Hawk Cuckoo
Indian Cuckoo

tongmenxiu
Tuesday 14th September 2010, 11:46
Is there any pic of the juv Spooner?

Juv. SBS in Late August.

tongmenxiu
Tuesday 14th September 2010, 11:56
knock..knock...this Cynthia finally find the username and the matching password;

Welcome!:clap:

ed keeble
Tuesday 14th September 2010, 12:21
Juv. SBS in Late August.

does that look a bit patchy, pale-headed, more like a late first summer or moulting bird than a juvenile?

for contrast, some neat, dark crowned, dark backed juveniles from S Korea last week are here

http://www.birdskorea.org/Birds/Birdnews/BK-BN-Latest-Birdnews.shtml

mcaribou
Wednesday 15th September 2010, 04:30
does that look a bit patchy, pale-headed, more like a late first summer or moulting bird than a juvenile?

for contrast, some neat, dark crowned, dark backed juveniles from S Korea last week are here

http://www.birdskorea.org/Birds/Birdnews/BK-BN-Latest-Birdnews.shtml

agree。