The last two days have seen two new birds in the ‘garden’ – a Japanese Quail flushed from a gravel path and a stunning adult male Siberian Rubythroat that appeared at the foot of a stand of bamboo for a brief moment before slipping deep into cover.
Tonight I take the train to Shanghai on my quest to see Spoon-billed Sandpiper! Watch this space…
2 thoughts on “Two new garden birds”
All sounds very exciting and impressive, in just a short time and with a lot of activity on your doorstep. Good luck with the Spoon-billed Sandpipers. BR Mark
Hi Mark, it’s certainly a different to Copenhagen! The estuary at Rudong was like Klydesøen x 100 – a massive area with thousands of birds. And no other birders, either. It’s challenging but very rewarding. Hope the patch at SVP is producing the goods this autumn.. T