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Dalian (Jinshitan) Birding Reports (1 Viewer)

Forgot the list! Nothing fancy. Of note, not one raptor today.


Common Pheasant
Whooper Swan -- migrating Vs
Ruddy Shelduck
Gadwall
Falcated Duck
Eurasian Wigeon
Mallard
Spot-billed Duck
Northern Pintail
Eurasian Teal
Common Goldeneye
Smew
Red-breasted Merganser
Black-tailed Gull
Mongolian Gull
Vega Gull
Oriental Turtle Dove
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Vinous-throated Parrotbill
Daurian Redstart
Oriental Greenfinch
Yellow-throated Bunting
Meadow Bunting
Pallas's Reed Bunting
 

Gretchen

Well-known member
Watched a male Daurian Redstart show a female a potential nesting place inside a crack on a rock face. Not quite like a bird of paradise but the same idea on a smaller scale. The male would go in and out frantically while the female checked it out from a few close perches. I got a decent video of the male in action. The female pictured was the one being entertained.

Very interesting observation! If you are putting the video anywhere - would you post a link? (I had no idea that would be a good nesting spot for redstarts.)
 
Gretchen, how do I post a video? I've never done it.

Spike, I also heard about a certain "guranteed bird" at Yeyahu as well?

Supposed to hit 10 degrees here tomorrow. All the ponds here are still frozen. The main river channels are thawed though.
 

Gretchen

Well-known member
Tom, I'm no expert, but I guess just go to Birdforum tv here , sign in and add it (unless you wanted it on UTube or something). Wish I was taking interesting videos and knew more of the process ;)
 
Haha, yes. isn't it always the way, travel to the frozen wastes of outer Dalian to see a Long-tailed Rosefinch and next thing you know, one turns up in your back garden, as it were.

Yeyahu partly unfrozen yesterday and packed with swans, geese and ducks. First Lapwing back so spring is here !
 

MKinHK

Mike Kilburn
Hong Kong
Tom

The pic of migrating swans is amazing - what a sight!

I wonder if your tamer duck winter in HK at Mai Po? If so you could look out for Pintail and Wigeon with a radio-tracking antenna and the Green Winged Teal that popped up a couple of weeks ago - one bird flew over the Dalian peninsula in April 2010.

See this link for more detailed info: http://www.werc.usgs.gov/Project.aspx?ProjectID=37

and finally . . . posting on YouTube is a bit tedious , but the steps are easy to follow.

Cheers
Mike
 

Terry Townshend

Regular vagrant
Terry, I can guarantee (The Dong Bei Guarantee!!) a Black-faced Spoonbill if you want to take the time to ferry to Shicheng Island. There's a small island off of that island where 4-5 pairs breed every year along with thousands of gulls, a few cormorants, and possibly some egrets as well. It would be an all day trip. (1.5 hour car ride, time trying to figure out a ferry to the island, negotiating a boat from there, etc....definantly an experience.) The island is quite famous for bird photographers and the last time I was there, I saw a few lenses that almost needed their own boat to carry. I'll attach a picture of a spoonbill nest on the island.

Or we can just hope for one in the ponds!

The ole "Dong Bei Guarantee".... never let me down yet! ;)

Shicheng Island sounds like a must-see.. you can reassure the local boatmen that they won't need a separate boat for my modest lens.. but size isn't everything (apparently) :t:
 
Sea-farming Ponds March 12, 2011

The Upland Buzzard photographed was the same beautiful adult I saw take a duck last Wednesday. It wouldn't turn its head for the photo.

Saw my first Wagtail and a few Grey Herons today -- spring is on the way.

Common Pheasant
Whooper Swan -- same one. Glad its sticking around so long.
Common Shelduck
Ruddy Shelduck
Gadwall
Mallard
Spot-billed Duck
Eurasian Teal
Common Goldeneye
Smew
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Great-crested Grebe
Grey Heron (FOS)
Eurasian Kestrel
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Northern Goshawk
Upland Buzzard
Black-tailed Gull
Vega Gull
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Vinous-throated Parrotbill
Naumann's Thrush
Daurian Redstart (same male as the video mentioned above in the same area, no female. Poor guy:-C)
White Wagtail (FOS)
Long-tailed Rosefinch
Yellow-throated Bunting
Meadow Bunting
Pallas's Reed Bunting
 

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Sea-farming Ponds March 19, 2011

Early morning trip this morning.

Common Pheasant
Whooper Swans -- 5
Common Shelduck
Ruddy Shelduck
Gadwall
Falcated Duck
Eurasian Wigeon
Mallard
Spot-billed Duck
Baikal Teal -- 1 female
Eurasian Teal
Little Grebe
Grey Heron
Eurasian Kestrel
Common Buzzard
Black-tailed Gull
Vega Gull
Common Hoopoe (FOS)
Chinese Grey Shrike (got a video of it calling)
Great Tit
Vinous-throated Parrotbill
White-cheeked Starling
White Wagtail
Buff-bellied Pipit
Oriental Greenfinch
Little Bunting
Rustic Bunting
Yellow-throated Bunting
Pallas's Reed Bunting
 

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Country Club March 19, 2011

Decided it was getting to that time of year when the Country Club starts producing again. Went with my daughter for most of the afternoon. She is 6 and now has a pair of binoculars! Not disappointed with a group of 4 Hawfinch -- never seen them there before. Also a group of Thrushes 30 strong or more. All Naumann's except for one Dusky. The Naumann's were 100% Naumann's -- check out the photo.

Mallard
Spot-billed Ducks
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Great-spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Naumann's Thrush
Dusky Thrush
White Wagtail
Oriental Greenfinch
Hawfinch
Rustic Bunting
Yellow-throated Bunting
 

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Country Club March 20, 2011

Returned today with my daughter. Wanted a picture of Hawfinch in good lighting but overcast again today. Very warm at 7-8 degrees. List was exactly the same except for some Brambling and the group of Hawfinch is up to 7 now. Also sustitute a Common Buzzard for the Sparrowhawk.

Stopped by the ocean on the way home to find a large amount of some kind of polluted liquid being directly pumped in. I believe it was waste water from a factory nearby. I took a picture of a Black-tailed Gull standing in the middle of it -- see below. It had a horrible smell. This is the same bay that produces most of Jinshitan's thriving sea-food industry.

Some Goldeneye, a group of Red-breasted Mergansers, and a tree full of Greenfinches rounded out the afternoon.
 

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Gretchen

Well-known member
Nice sightings and some nice pics! I like the buzzard and magpies - looks kind of peaceful (almost like he's one of the gang), but I assume there was some noise or action?

Large flock of Naumann's seems pretty interesting too. Indeed, very orange! I haven't really heard the Dusky's calling - I think they're supposed to be different than Naumann's? Do you have any experience on that?

All in all some nice birds for you this weekend.
 
Sea-farming Ponds March 21, 2011

Very quick trip out to the ponds after work. Highlight was a female Baikal Teal, always good to get here. Distant pics today except for the swans. I worry about the swans staying around so long as they are a litle too tame for this area of the world. Hope they don't end up in someone's soup.

Sad looking list:

Whooper Swan
Ruddy Shelduck
Common Shelduck
Mallard
Spot-billed Duck
Gadwall
Falcated Duck
Eurasian Wigeon
Baikal Teal -- 1 female
Smew
Black-tailed Gull
Vega Gull
Great Tit
White Wagtail
Pallas's Reed Bunting
 

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MKinHK

Mike Kilburn
Hong Kong
Female Baikal Teals are always satisfying to find, if not as stunning as the males - you're having some great birding right now Tom!

Cheers
Mike
 
Country Club March 22, 2011

Quick trip today before dark. Spent some time with the large group of Dusky, Naumann's, and mixtures of the two.

Common Pheasant
Mallard
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Naumann's Thrush
Dusky Thrush
White Wagtail
Oriental Greenfinch
Brambling
Rustic Bunting
Yellow-throated Bunting
 

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