Wednesday, 11 December 2013

27th November, 2013 TAIWAN 13th Day

Out just before dawn to check the secondary scrub directly behind our lodge and much to our surprised we discovered a roost of Vinous-throated Parrotbills which gave views when they left their roost almost in the dark. A Taiwan Hwamei started to sing and was soon located and a Korean Bush Warbler was seen leaving the roost. Three useful ticks all within a few minutes.

We decided to make a morning visit to Chun Yung Farm, with the highlight being a Brown Shrike. During the afternoon, we again visited Blue Gate trail, and also stopped off at a deserted car-park with a good scrubby area on our way back to Wushe.

Chun Yung Farm.

Crested Goshawk 2
Oriental Turtle Dove 4
White-bellied Green Pigeon 30
House Swift 2
Taiwan Barbet 4
Grey-chinned Minivet 2
Brown Shrike 1 male lucionensis race
Black Drongo 1
Grey Treepie 1
Large-billed Crow 1
Green-backed Tit 3
Pacific Swallow 2
Asian House Martin 25
Plain Prinia 2
Collared Finchbill 3
Chinese Bulbul 5
Himalayan Black Bulbul 2
Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler 2
Yellow-browed Warbler heard only
Rufous-faced Warbler 2
Taiwan Scimitar Babbler 2
Rufous-capped Babbler 6
Steere's Liocichla 6
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta 12
Taiwan Sibia 10
Taiwan Yuhina 10
White-bellied Erpornis 1
Japanese White-eye 2
Taiwan Whistling Thrush 1
White's Thrush 1
Eye-browed Thrush 4
Siberian Rubythroat 1
Red-flanked Bluetail 1 female
Daurian Redstart 6
Vivid Niltava 6
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker 1 male
Tree Sparrow 10
White-rumped Munia 8
Grey Wagtail 1
Olive-backed Pipit 6
Brown Bullfinch 3
Black-faced Bunting 12



 Vinous-throated Parrotbills - 15 came out of their roost behind 
our lodge at Wusha. Unfortunately, is was still almost dark and
I had to set the ISO to its maximum. They moved on after 5 mins.
The final picture was taken by David

Female Daurian Redstart at Chun Yung Farm.

Adult male Brown Shrike of the race  lucionensis at Chun Yung Farm.
Our only sighting of the trip.

 Orinetal Turtle Dove at Chun Yung Farm.

Taiwan Barbet at Chun Yung Farm.

Taiwan Scimitar Babbler at Chun Yung Farm


Male Grey-chinned Minivet at Chun Yung Farm.

Japanese White-Eye at Chun Yung Farm, Wushe

A distant Red-flanked Bluetail at a deserted car-park 


Butterflies etc at Chun Yung Farm.