13 May 2015, South-eastern China - Day 12
Fuzhou Forest Park
Our last morning's birding was spent around some of the lower trails in the Fuzhou Forest Park. Being nearer the car park they soon became busy with walkers, joggers and others many of whom sang to music played loudly from Walkman style devices. Not ideal for birding but the birds here are clearly used to the eccentricities of the locals, who seemed more interested in us than we were in the birds. Despite the noise and disturbance we managed to see good numbers of Fork-tailed Sunbirds, a smart male Orange-bellied Leafbird, Black, Mountain and Chestnut Bulbul, Blue Whistling Thrush, Slaty-backed Forktail, Amur Wagtail, Rufous Woodpecker, Great Barbet, 2 more Collared Owlet, Grey Treepie, Huet's Fulvetta, Japanese Tit, Japanese White-eye, White-bellied Erpornis and heard White-necklaced Partridge and Chinese Bamboo Partridge.
The end of a superb trip into the South-east of China. Some excellent local and very special birds encountered, some interesting migration, brilliant waders, and a good group. Thanks to Nick Bray of Zoothera Birding who ran a great trip.
|A Dung Beetle rolls its dinner across the path|
|Female Fork-tailed Sunbird|
|Displaying male Fork-tailed Sunbird|
|Red-billed Blue Magpie|
|A huge thank you to Steven An who organised the tour groundworks for Zoothera|