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Latest from Laotieshan

Heard from Paul Holt and Tom Beeke at Laotieshan this evening.  Highlights today included at least 5 Greater Spotted Eagles and new birds for the trip – one juvenile Oriental White Stork, Manchurian Bush Warbler, Red-billed Starling, Yellow-throated Bunting and … Continue reading

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Laotieshan – Wednesday update

After the disappointment of being kicked off one of the prime raptor migration watchpoints on Tuesday, we took up the invitation from the local reserve officials, introduced to us by the Beijing Birdwatching Society, to visit a ringing station at … Continue reading

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Frustration at Laotieshan

Frustration was the word of the day.  Anyone who has been birding in China will know that frustration is something that you just have to get used to.  Today we were chucked off one of the prime viewing areas for … Continue reading

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Laotieshan update – Sunday and Monday

It’s been an eventful 2 days.  Sunday was spent, as usual, at Laotieshan.  The fresh wind was from the north-west and, with the temperature around 10 degrees C at dawn, it felt cold (I had 5 layers on at one … Continue reading

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Laotieshan update – Saturday

10 degrees Celsius at dawn, with some cloud cover and light westerly winds.  After a slow start, the passerine migration really got going around 0600 and at times there were huge numbers of birds in the sky.  The dominant species … Continue reading

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Laotieshan – Friday update

Much colder today with the temperature down to 10 degrees Celsius at 0530.  A brisk north-east wind kept it cool all day but, on the plus side, visibility was the best I have seen in China and it was sunny … Continue reading

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Laotieshan update – Thursday

Thursday started wet, warm and still and ended dry, windy and cold!  The weather front passed through overnight but unfortunately the rain started a little early (well before midnight), perhaps meaning that not so many migrants were on the move … Continue reading

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Laotieshan update – Wednesday

Laotieshan continues to astound.  This morning between just 0530 and 0645 we recorded 1,257 Ashy Minivets and 3,000 Red-rumped Swallows..  not to mention good numbers of Olive-backed Pipits, Richard’s Pipits, Black-faced Buntings…  astonishing.  After the passerine migration began to slow, … Continue reading

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Birding the China-North Korea border

After a couple of visits to Liaoning Province, I have been captivated by the birding promise, including the coastal mudflats between Dalian and Dandong and the migration potential at the southern tip of the peninsula, Laotieshan.  Last weekend I nipped … Continue reading

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