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Tuesday 16 December 2014

Taiwan - Day 8 - 9/12/14

Little Kinmen and Kinmen Island
Today we took a small passenger ferry over to Little Kinmen in the hope of seeing some Chinese species which do not occur on mainland Taiwan, but common in East Asia. Most of the day was spent wandering around this good looking island before getting a ferry back to Kinmen and birding around a park. 

Little Kinmen
Spot-billed Duck - 13
Pied Kingfisher - 2
Long-tailed Shrike - 1 dark morph
Chinese Hwamei - 3
Wryneck - 1 (a rare bird for Taiwan, so I was pleased to come across this, just wish it was something slightly more exciting)
Olive-backed Pipit - 15
Hoopoe - 10 (incl. a group of 6)
Zitting Cisticola - 2
Fork-tailed Sunbird - 1 male
Brown-headed Thrush - 5
Pallas's Warbler - 3 (one group)

Kinmen Island
Red-billed Starling - ca. 50
White-shouldered Starling - 10
Striated Heron - 1
Yellow-billed Grosbeak - 1 showed very well
Dusky Warbler - 2
Richard's Pipit - 1

 Amur Wagtail on Little Kinmen
 Pale Thrush on Little Kinmen
 Long-tailed Shrike on Little Kinmen
 Daurian Redstart on Little Kinmen
 Eurasian Blackbird (hopefully soon to be Chinese Blackbird) on Kinmen
 Yellow-billed Grosbeak on Kinmen
 Taiwan waiting for the Chinese 
 approaching Little Kinmen
 China viewed from Little Kinmen
(L-R) Steve Gent, Ian and Chris