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Dave 2x
Thursday 11th October 2012, 05:45
Having been given a day off work for Taiwan's National Day I decided to bird the Botanical Gardens and Huajiang. Here's a quick summary, nothing unusual apart from the last one:

Crested Goshawk
Malayan Night Heron
Black-crowed Night Heron
Gray Treepie
Little Egret
Cattle Egret
Gray Heron
Common Moorhen
Japanese White-eye
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Black Drongo
Brown Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike
Common Myna
Crested Myna
Gray Wagtail
Eurasian Magpie
Oriental Turtle-Dove
Spotted Dove
Barn Swallow
Light-vented Bulbul
Black-collared Starling
and a Superb Starling.....I guess a cage bird/zoo escapee?

Here's a pic of the Superb Starling:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_irving/8075762973/

Dave 2x
Monday 22nd October 2012, 04:09
Birded Wulai and (Huajiang) Taipei at the weekend....can't complain with 3 lifers.

Wulai:
Chinese bamboo-Partridge (lifer, only heard them before)
Little Egret
Gray Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Osprey
Black Kite
Oriental Turtle-Dove
Common Kingfisher
Taiwan Barbet
Gray-capped Woodpecker
Gray-chinned Minivet
White-bellied Erponis
Formosan Magpie
Large-billed Crow
Gray Treepie
Brown Dipper (Lifer....common here, but have somehow missed them each time)
Light-vented Bulbul
Black Bulbul
Chestnut-flanked White-eye (very unexpected Lifer)
Japanese White-eye
Gray-cheeked Fulvetta
Taiwan Scimitar-Babbler
Gray-streaked Flycatcher

Huajiang (Taipei):
Eastern Spot-billed Duck
Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Gray Heron
Intermediate Egret
Little Egret
Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
Sacred Ibis
Little Ringed-Plover
Common Sandpiper
Common Snipe
Oriental Turtle-Dove
Spotted Dove
Rock Dove
Common Kingfisher
Brown Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike
Black Drongo
Gray Treepie
Eurasian Magpie
Light-vented Bulbul
Plain Prinia
Japanese White-eye
Crested Myna
Javan Myna
Common Myna
Black-collared Starling
Gray Wagtail
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Nutmeg Mannikin