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 Daurian Jackdaw.  The ringing station has received the dreaded phone call asking them not to allow foreigners up to the ridge unless they are accompanied by a member of staff… so viewing options for raptor migration are becoming increasingly limited.  Peter heads back to Beijing tonight and I’m meeting him at the airport in a couple of hours.  He’s had quite an introduction to birding in China..!

 

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