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Old Monday 16th April 2018, 07:28   #86
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Shenyang University 16 april 2018

This morning the skies were clear. I didn't check what the weather was in the weekend in Shenyang, but I think it was also very attractive for migrants to move up North. That is what the Waxwings and the Bluetails seem to have done over the weekend. The numbers around the University are now reduced to a couple. No Goldcrest at all. The Pallas's leaf warblers are still in strong numbers, mostly in groups of 4-6. No breakthrough for Yellow-Browed Warlbers in Shenyang yet, didn't have any today.

I decided to make a detour along the river to finally get that first city Barn swallow of the year and I did. A male Grey wagtail was a bonus. The rest was nothing really special. I did have a Black-faced Bunting again. No Varied tit this time.

Species list for Shenyang University and surroundings (N and S of Channel + Xiacuiyuan), 16 April 2018, 5:48 – 8:45:
L = Lifer, C = New to China list, T = New to Trip list, P = New Patch addition
? uncertain, not counted in lists

1 Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea ?? 3ex flying over
2 Oriental Turtle Dove - Streptopelia orientalis
3 Common Swift - Apus apus
4 Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops
5 Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
6 Azure-winged Magpie - Cyanopica cyanus
7 Eurasian Magpie - Pica pica
8 Bohemian Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus 4ex
9 Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
10 Pallas's Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus proregulus +22ex (and some unnamed phyllo's that are probably also Pallas)
11 Red-flanked Bluetail - Tarsiger cyanurus 3ex
12 Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus
13 Grey Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea (T,P) 1m
14 White Wagtail - Motacilla alba
15 Chinese Grosbeak - Eophona migratoria
16 Grey-capped Greenfinch - Chloris sinica
17 Black-faced Bunting - Emberiza spodocephala

Trip list: 49 (+1)
Patch list: 44 (+1)
China list: 127 (+0)
Lifelist: 374 (+0)
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