Sunday, 26 February 2012

16-23rd February 2012

My recent trip to China yielded a massive 11 species!  Well it was a business trip, and I only managed to get out for pre-dawn sorties around the conference centre on the outskirts of Beijing!  It was about -5.C most days with smog, so it was hardly surprising I didn't manage more!  The list:

Tree Sparrow
Azure-winged Magpie
Carrion Crow
Chinese Grosbeak
Oriental Greenfinch
Little Grebe
Green Sandpiper
Water Pipit

A partially-iced up, rubbish strewn river near the conference centre proved the most productive area, with up to 8x Green Sandpipers, 2x Water Pipits and fly-by Hoopoe (!) being the highlights.

Unfortunately the only other wildlife I saw was on the end of skewers outside food stalls in the centre of Beijing!


Tammy said...

Great photos of the wall! That looks like the same section I visited in July.

Warren Baker said...

Another Adam-esque fly by photo I love 'em :-)