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Asian House Martin

Asian House Martin (Delichon dasypus) must be a candidate for vagrancy to Western Europe.  At least one of the three subspecies is a strong and long distance migrant.  However, looking very similar to Northern House Martin, its common European sister-species, … Continue reading

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Scaly-sided Merganser

To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee (God bless her), Libby and I visited Chang Bai Shan in Jilin Province with friends John and Sarah Gallagher.  Birders might know that Chang Bai Shan is one of the very few remaining breeding sites … Continue reading

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Laotieshan update – Tuesday

Laotieshan is continuing to exceed expectations.  Highlight today was probably the 10,000+ Red-rumped Swallows that moved through the point.  Simply staggering.  Supporting cast included a Hair-crested Drongo, a total of 19 House Martins (13 Northern, 3 Asian and 3 unidentified … Continue reading

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Dalian – the final day

Well, it didn’t rain but the wind did turn to the north and, with low cloud for the first few hours of Thursday morning, there were plenty of migrants about and we enjoyed an excellent day.  We had planned our … Continue reading

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Dalian – Day Five

After staying in Jinshitan following the wader bonanza, we enjoyed a relative lie-in until 0530 and were up and ready at the station to catch the first train to Dalian at 0630.  From there we took a bus (8 Yuan … Continue reading

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