Bird News by Subhojit Chakladar
My first visit to the Uiwang reservoir in more than 2 months revealed dramatically reduced water content due to lack of rain. A leisurely walk along the southern bank and sometimes on the dried out parts of the lake revealed plenty of Great (~20), Intermediate (2) and Little (~12) Egrets. Other birds of note included Great Cormorants (~5), Little Ringed Plovers (4), a pair of Mandarin Ducks, a Black Crowned Night Heron, Grey Heron (~10), a Mongolian Gull, a Common Kingfisher and a Common Kestrel. A closer look at the trees on the western shore of the lake revealed a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a few Black Naped Orioles and a Eurasian Cuckoo.