Bird News from Nial Moores
Rather more of the same (with no additional species to compare with the male Fujian Verditer on Weiyeon found on 25th), with instead between 65 and 97 species recorded each day. Among these, highlights included probably both Siberian Chiffchaff remaining through until April 28th, and two Asiatic Verditer Flycatcher together on 26th – with at least one of these remaining through until month’s end, even singing occasionally. In addition to the regular scarce spring migrants (including Citrine Wagtail, with 3-4 recorded during the past two weeks), there were wonderfully good views – though no images – of a menzbieri Pechora Pipit and a peak of 3 White-breasted Waterhen, both on 26th. Other species of interest included 1-2 White-shouldered Starling, a longish-winged presumed Pacific Golden Plover (April 26th-28th) (of which perhaps more in a separate post), a Pied Harrier on April 29th, and on April 30th in 1-Gu and 2-Gu a total of 59 Narcissus Flycatcher (none as yellow-washed below as the odd individual disgiscoped on 25th) and two adult male Black Paradise Flycatcher together, watched at close range towards dusk.