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Old Tuesday 17th September 2019, 07:56   #51
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While the debate has been to-ing and fro-ing on the Pied wheatear vs Black eared wheatear ID, I have been on a non-birding trip to China to walk about on the great wall.

I didn't expect a great deal of birds from the trip and indeed, both the quantity of species and availability of birding opportunity were limited, I came away with just over 50 species, unfortunately, only a handful were new to me but the trip itself was fantastic.

08.9.19

Beijing

---. (001.) Magpie
---. (002.) Tree sparrow
362. (003.) AZURE WINGED MAGPIE
363. (004.) Spotted dove

09.9.19

---. (005.) Night heron
---. (006.) Mallard
---. (007.) Feral pigeon

Huanghuacheng (Great wall)

---. (008.) Red rumped swallow
364. (009.) Large billed crow
---. (010.) Hobby
365. (011.) DAURIAN REDSTART

10.9.19

Huanghuacheng

---. (012.) Sparrowhawk

Mutianyu (Great wall)

366. (013.) JAPANESE TIT - quite confused by this complex, birds seen similar to cinereous tit seen previously but some green towards the neck consistent with this species and in accordance with distribution maps on wikipedia.
---. (014.) Willow tit
367. (015.) CHINESE NUTHATCH
368. (016.) SILVER THROATED BUSH TIT
369. (017.) JAPANESE WHITE-EYE
370. (018.) Yellow browed warbler
371. (019.) Grey capped pygmy woodpecker
372. (020.) MEADOW BUNTING

En route to Jiankou

---. (021.) Great white egret
373. (022.) Chinese pond heron
374. (023.) Little egret

11.9.19

Jiankou

375. (024.) STEJNEGER'S STONECHAT
376. (025.) Red billed magpie
---. (026.) Swallow

12.9.19

Gubeikou - Proved a useful birding spot with the river running along the western edge of town and the valley seemingly used as a migration route, most notably with a single osprey and good numbers of olive backed pipits.

377. (027.) EASTERN SPOT BILLED DUCK
378. (028.) LIGHT VENTED BULBUL
---. (029.) Grey heron
---. (030.) Kingfisher
379. (031.) Olive backed pipit
---. (032.) Little grebe

Jinshanling (Great wall)

---. (033.) Jay

Gubeikou

---. (034.) Moorhen
---. (035.) Collared dove
380. (036.) VINOUS THROATED PARROTBILL
381. (037.) GREY HEADED GREENFINCH
382. (038.) Black drongo
383. (039.) Oriental reed warbler
384. (040.) Grey headed woodpecker
---. (041.) Gadwall

13.9.19

Gubeikou

---. (042.) Marsh tit
---. (043.) Osprey

Gubeikou (Great wall)

385. (044.) PLAIN LAUGHINGTHRUSH
386. (045.) Arctic warbler
387. (046.) YELLOW BELLIED TIT
388. (047.) Black (eared) kite

14.9.19

Beijing

389. (048.) Taiga flycatcher

15.9.19

Beijing

---. (049.) Hoopoe
390. (050.) CRESTED MYNA
---. (051.) Blackbird
391. (052.) White's thrush - Think this is the right taxonomy for the area. 2 birds seen in the Temple of heaven grounds.
---. (053.) Great spotted woodpecker


Had a couple of good candidates for goshawk in the hills but let them go as there were plenty of sparrowhawks around. Some possible two barred warbler candidates but all the ones I got a good look at were clearly yellow browed warblers except one which was Arctic on call. One probably common buzzard in the hills but always away from me and couldn't rule out crested honey buzzard. Migration was clearly underway and now the I've done the tourist things, I'd love to go back to China to really concentrate on the birding at some point.
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World total (IOC) 2222 Great snipe; UK total 362 Great snipe; Yorkshire total 309 Great snipe

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22.9.2019

Given the run around by Yank waders today. Headed into Lancs for American Golden Plover, Red necked Phalarope and Pectoral sandpiper.

The former was not around in the morning so went to Marshside where the Red necked phalarope was showing well at least. Received negative news on the Pectoral sandpiper so after lunch, headed back to Lunt where there was also a possible Citrine wagtail. By this time, the Pectoral sandpiper had resurfaced an hour back in the wrong direction so we gave up on that one.

After a fruitless search for Citrine wagtail and AGP, in deteriorating weather we gave up and headed for home, only to find that the AGP came back later in the evening.

Not the best of days but at least there was one year tick along with 14 cattle egrets together!

Marshside

392. (236.). Red necked phalarope
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My autumn finally underway after 2 weekends of poor weather and dipping the local long billed dowitcher twice, I finally connected today and even better, added yellow browed warbler to my swillington list.

Swillington

---. (237.) Yellow browed warbler

13.10.19

It was just as well that I did get the YBW yesterday as a UK year tick as I failed to find one in the poor weather at Spurn today. Having changed plans from heading to Southport with the regular yorkshire birdforum gang, at the last minute due to the arrival of a Red eyed vireo at spurn, we arrived in poor weather but connected quickly with the bird which was being watched by those already on site.

The day descended into relentless rain, but with a forecast suggesting it may start to clear later in the afternoon, stuck it out and at around 3, the rain reduced to a drizzle and those who had not abandoned the day were able to enjoy some nice afternoon birds.

200+ Siskins around the Crown and Anchor, SEO, Little gull, Merlin along with better views of the vireo in the failing light made for a great supporting cast, but the highlight of course was the Great snipe found on Beacon lane which managed to position itself in such a way that although awkward, could be viewed in turn by the crowd.

393. (238.) Red eyed vireo - 1st UK
394. (239.) GREAT SNIPE
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