Wednesday 29 April 2015

Early Morning Birdwatching Walk

On the last day of the eco-tour, the local members of Wild Bird Society took us to the campus of National Chung Hsing University (国立中興大学) for an early morning birdwatching walk.

There is a pond in the middle of the campus, which is a perfect herony site!

Many Black-crowned Night Herons (Goisagiゴイサギ) were breeding in the trees.

Some were still sitting on their eggs,
some already had small nestlings,
the others had rather large chicks.
Among the night herons, some Little Egrets (Kosagiコサギ) were nesting too.

Alongside a stream by the campus, we saw a Brown Shrike (Akamozuアカモズ),

a Black Drongo (Ohchuオウチュウ),

a Red Turtle Dove (Benibatoベニバト),

a Scaly-breasted Munia (Shima Kimparaシマキンパラ),

lots of orchids & a nest of the Japanese White-eye.

Thank you everyone from the Wild Bird Society for this lovely morning walk.

It was amazing that there are so many bird species on a campus in the middle of Taichung city! 

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