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),
and Chinese Grosbeak are also delightfully coloured migrants.
the Red Whiskered Bulbul,
and the beautiful Japanese White-eye.