Aisatsu

Aisatsu

This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory and improve my Japanese. I intend to do some writing in kanji, but am not getting very far without a Japanese computer. So for the moment I say "konnichi wa". Aisatsu dake - just saying hello.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Guandu again, トキ

When I returned the next day the rain had stopped. I could now enter the nature center and I was quite impressed with the set-up. Bird-watching shelters on every corner, with mosquito screens and even a swivel stand for scopes and cameras. In the main building there were several strong scopes set up and assistance from knowledgeable staff was available. There were drinks in a cafeteria and souvenirs in a shop that sold things from T-shirts to guide books, binoculars and outdoor clothing. Eco-tourism is doing well!


Sacred Ibis   in the field, トキ









Mynas and Starlings were well represented

Javan Myna:

 

picking insects between the hairs of cattle






Black-collared Starling nesting pair:

 

 in the far distance, a Taiwan endemic subspecies Crested Myna:



Finally some decent pics of the 
 Taiwan (or Mueller's) Barbet



 







A young bird, maybe Chinese Grey Shrike?



I had not brought a macro lense, but could not resist this dragonfly.


1 comment:

  1. Nice pictures again Marijke. Luff that MYNA on the cow's neck.
    Are there more postings coming about your trip to Taiwan?
    Cheerio they say,
    jay

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