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Old Thursday 29th March 2012, 11:50   #494
Dong Bei
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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Jinshitan March 29, 2012

Had to get gas today after work and ended up taking the long way home. The gates of the Country Club were open for the first time this year so I had to have a look in. I was told they were closing the gates soon after so only had about 30 minutes. The list today comes primarily from there as well as one of the ocean bays in Jinshitan where many ducks winter.

The one shrike picture below shows the Chinese National Bird -- the Common Construction Crane in the background and I couldn't resist. It's a much more common resident now than when I first arrived in Jinshitan in 2004.

Common Pheasant
Gadwall - 1
Falcated Duck - 20
Mallard
Spot-billed Duck - 2
Eurasian Teal - 8 on the ocean!
Eurasian Kestrel - 1
Black-tailed Gull - 75
Oriental Turtle Dove - 4 absolutely gorgeous ones
Hoopoe - 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1
Chinese Grey Shrike - 1
Great Tit - 4
Chinese Bulbul - 2
Dusky Thrush - 15
Dusky x Naumann's - at least 25 (huge Thrush group in the Country Club)
Daurian Redstart - 1
White Wagtail - 7
Brambling - 3
Greenfinch - 1
Little Bunting - 1
Yellow-throated Bunting - 10
Pallas's Reed Bunting - 30
Common Reed Bunting - 4
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