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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Colourful Tree birds

It is not only shore/water birds that enjoy the warm winter in Hong Kong, many tree birds from the north relish the weather too. So every winter we are rewarded with many beautiful forest birds.  

This  tiny Yellow-Browed Warbler (about 10cm long and 5g in weight) may have traveled from as far as Siberia to spend the winter here. Imagine how delighted I was to see this one in my garden.

The Dusky Warbler is slightly bigger than the Yellow Browed Warbler and also a long distance traveler. 

This  Plain Prinia or Wren Warbler, however, is a resident in Hong Kong. 

They are often seen feeding in wetland and grassland. 

The Daurian Redstart (male), 

Azure-winged Magpie,

Grey Wagtail,

and Chinese Grosbeak are also delightfully coloured migrants. 

Of course, the winter is not the same without our residents-----my garden friends the Common Tailorbird

the Red Whiskered Bulbul,

and the beautiful Japanese White-eye.


Giga said...

Aż mi się buzia uśmiechnęła jak zobaczyłam te śliczne ptaki i zdjęcia. Trochę dłużej patrzyłam na chińskiego grubodzioba, bo go nie znałam. Pozdrawiam. *** Until my mouth smiled as I saw these beautiful birds, and pictures. A little bit longer I looked at the Chinese hawfinch because he did not know. Yours.

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley birdpictures ,Nette

Alan Pavey said...

Lovely set of images that Grosbeak is a stunner.

john said...

Beautiful birds. Your Plain Prinias are more colorful than the individuals I have seen.

Choy Wai Mun said...

Very good effort especially the warblers. Well done.

Millhouse Photography said...

What a stunning collection of bird photographs. The bulbul is a wonderful bird and you've photographed it beautifully.

Chris said...

Now I'm goona go to bed and cry because of the lack of colours of our Icelandic birdies ;-) Wow the bulbul is simply amazing and the Japanese white-eye gorgeous... Awesome set of pictures you got!

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

I'd really love to see the Azure-winged Magpie and Yellow-billed Grosbeak! Here in Japan, both of them are pretty scarce....

Bob Bushell said...

A grand piece, my fave is the Red Whiskered Bulbul, fantastic.

Celeste said...

What a little sweetie the Yellow-browed Warbler is. But all the birds in your post are beautiful, white-eyes are another favorite of mine.