Thank you Tim! I have started yes with some eastern birds. The Common Kingfisher that I saw for the first time here in China I have painted once already, and I have one more on the easel. And I have started a painting with an Azure-winged magpie (sketch for the painting in my inspirational journal below in attachment).
I have seen a few new species for me here on the east coast of china, and on my short travels inland. I was not able to get good pictures of them, but I was able to identify some of them. I have seen the Hoopoe, Red-billed blue magpie, Grey-chinned Minivet and Red-whiskered bulbul amongst others. So there will be paintings from them one day...