Pallas' Leaf Warbler - 10
Yellow-browed Warbler - 6
Mountain Bush Warbler - 1
Asian Stubtail - 1
Verditer - 1m (possibly 2)
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta - 1
Striated Yuhina - 30
Mike K Author: kmike Time: 13/12/2008 23:45
Not Ng Tung Chai today, but lower Lam Tsuen from Ping Long to Tin Liu Ha.
Scarlet and Grey-chinned Minivets
8 warbler species:
Common & Mountain Tailorbirds
Bright-capped (4) and Zitting Cisticolas ( new patch bird for me)
Russet Bush Warbler
Red-throated Flycatcher - 1
Chestnut Bunting - 2
Black-faced Bunting - 2
White-bellied Yuhina - 2 (not many records on the patch each year)
Mike K Author: hgeorge Time: 15/12/2008 14:11
A fully adult male Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher was seen near the lower fall around 1030am. Author: kmike Time: 22/12/2008 00:22
Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher - Nice record George!
Today I birded in Tai Om, the valley to the North of Ng Tung Chai:
The highlight was Brown Bush Warbler - which showed for a couple of minutes in the middle of a lantana. This is a new species for Lam Tsuen and was one of 10 warbler species seen and heard today.
I also had a minimum of 15 Chestnut Buntings, my first Ashy Drongo of the winter and Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike and wonderful views of a Pygmy Wren babbler which showed well next to the tree-shrine below the abandoned village for more than five minutes - fantastic!
Still no Grey-headed Flycatcher!
Mike K Author: kmatthew Time: 25/12/2008 15:42
[ Last edited by kmatthew at 25/12/2008 17:22 ] Author: Beetle Time: 26/12/2008 12:21
26 Dec, 07:30-10:30
Not far from the village entrace a singing (white-cheeked) Ashy Drongo attracted my attention. It was still present there when i leave at 10:20 but when a number of holiday hikers arrived, it flew away together with the wave of minivets.
Between temple and waterfall there was a wave of >20 Striated Yuhinas. A bird wave then follow by, which include large number of white-eyes. When i was observing the warblers & white-eyes inside the wave, a White-throated Fantail appeared. However i could only see its unmistakenable tail clearly before it flew down the valley.
When i leave i saw again the Ashy Drongo, and at the same place i meet another bird wave including warblers, minivets, Grey-headed Flycatchers & a Verditer Flycatcher.
[ Last edited by Beetle at 26/12/2008 12:23 ] Author: kmike Time: 26/12/2008 20:30
Nice pic of the Striated Yuhina Beetle!
Today I had a Large Grass Warbler on the hill between She Shan and Lin Au.
Other birds of interest in the Tin Liu Ha area included:
Grey-backed Thrush - 2
Chinese Blackbird - 5
Chinese Bush Warbler - 2
Black Monarch - 2
Hair-crested Drongo - 2
Mike K Author: thinfor Time: 15/02/2009 13:46
The weather on Valentine's Day in 2009 was not so satisfactory indeed. But our birding results were quite satisfactory. We visited 2 places in 1 day. The first place was Ng Tung Chai and the other was Nam Chung. Please note that the birding record is posted separately in different topic.
2009年情人節的天氣並不理想, 但看到的雀鳥紀錄令人滿意. 這一天我們到了2個地方. 第一個是梧桐寨, 繼後的則是南涌. 請留意這個觀鳥紀錄會跟不同的主題分開發出.
Birding time 觀鳥時間: 0830-1000
Weather 天氣: 23-26C, overcast with drizzle, 密雲有微雨
194 Spotted Dove 珠頸斑鳩 few
251 Barn Swallow 家燕 x2
268 Grey-chinned Minivet few, male and female
270 Red-whiskered Bulbul 紅耳鵯 abundant
271 Chinese Bulbul 白頭鵯 abundant
309 Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler 棕頸鈎嘴鶥 x1
310 Rufous-capped Babbler 紅頭穗鶥 few
314 Black-throated Laughingthrush 黑喉噪鶥 x1
317 Silver-eared Mesia 銀耳相思鳥 few
319 Blue-winged Minla 藍翅希鶥 x1 346.9 Mountain Tailorbird 栗頭縫葉鶯 x1
347 Common Tailorbird 長尾縫葉鶯 few
352 Pallas’s Leaf Warbler 黃腰柳鶯 x1
354 Yellow-browed Warbler 黃眉柳鶯 x1 371 Verditer Flycatcher 銅藍鶲 x1
389 Great Tit 大山雀 x2
391 Velvet-fronted Nuthatch 絨額鳾 x1
397 Japanese White-eye 暗綠繡眼鳥（相思） abundant
424 Eurasian Tree Sparrow 樹麻雀 few
447 Large-billed Crow 大嘴烏鴉 x1
Total no of bird species seen @ Ng Tung Chai 梧桐寨鳥種數目= 20
Total no of bird species seen in a day 當日鳥種數目總計 = 52
Lastly, special thanks to Colin for facilitate our access to these two venues. We were not able to see so many different species in one day without him!
最後特別鳴謝Colin兄, 令我們可以很順利到達這2個地方觀鳥. 沒有他的幫助, 我們不能在同一天裡看到這麼多鳥種! Author: thinfor Time: 15/02/2009 13:56
My first visit to Ng Tung Chai, yesterday the 26th of February - (and my first post on this forum!):
A very rewarding visit, despite the drizzly weather. What a superb birding area and beautiful scenery.
Most species, including the difficult ones, seen very well and at close range.
Here is my trip report:
NG TUNG CHAI Bird Trip Report February 26th 2009
Weather: Drizzle, overcast, humid – upper part of forest covered in fog.
From Kam Lam Rd all the way to the Upper Waterfall and return. 07:30-14:00
067 Black Kite
194 Spotted Dove
208 Common Koel several calling
209 Greater Coucal 1 calling
237 Great Barbet 1 calling
257 Grey Wagtail 2
260 Olive-backed Pipit
268 Grey-chinned Minivet 1 pair positively identified
269 Scarlet Minivet 6 positively identified
Minivet SP several flocks, total 20+
270 Red-whiskered Bulbul
271 Chinese Bulbul
273 Chestnut Bulbul several flocks, total 20+
272.8 Mountain Bulbul 1 between Middle and Upper Fall
280.5 Lesser Shortwing 1 skulking adult seen and heard just uphill from the Country Park Map after the temple and at least 1, possibly 2 other individuals heard singing closer to Lower Fall.
287 Oriental Magpie Robin
298 Blue Whistling Thrush 2
Thrush SP 1 flushed - probably Grey-backed
309 Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler 1
309.5 Pygmy Wren Babbler 1 pair actively collecting nesting material at XXXXXX. Seen at very close range for half an hour.
310 Rufous-capped Babbler several seen and heard
317 Silver-eared Mesia 2+
318 Red-billed Leiothrix 2
319 Blue-winged Minla At least 3 different, all between Middle and Upper Fall.
345 Yellow-bellied Prinia
346.9 Mountain Tailorbird 1 singing male at the second Country Park Map after the temple.
347 Common Tailorbird
352 Pallas’s Lead Warbler
354 Yellow-browed Warbler
371 Verditer Flycatcher 1 male
383 Grey-headed Flycatcher a few individuals calling.
389 Great Tit
391 Velvet-fronted Nuthatch 2 near Ng Tung Chai Village
394 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker several
395 Fork-tailed Sunbird
397 Japanese White-eye
418 Yellow-billed Grosbeak 2 near Ng Tung Chai Village
424 Eurasian Tree Sparrow
436 Crested Myna
444 Common Magpie
Looking forward to going back there again.... Author: wleepoin Time: 9/03/2009 07:31
8th March 2009
a very misty day but this stunning male Japanese Robin just brighten up our day!
[ Last edited by wleepoin at 9/03/2009 09:41 ] Author: thinfor Time: 9/03/2009 09:34
Is it a orange-headed thrush innotota subspecies?
Wow...I still haven't seen this species b4! Author: wleepoin Time: 9/03/2009 10:15
sorry forgot to mention the name, it's a male Japanese Robin(have updated).
A very shy bird, we were very lucky to see it!
PWMK Author: kmike Time: 9/03/2009 11:01
Great to get a photo - they usually disappear much too fast!
A late date for the first one of the year - it could be a migrant (They winter in Hainan) or it could have been here all winter and staying in hiding!
Mike K Author: twallace Time: 9/03/2009 13:27
Wallace Author: ypakwai Time: 9/03/2009 16:54
果然眼明手快，勁！ Author: thinfor Time: 9/03/2009 17:49
Thanks for introducing this bird. Japanese robin is even harder to see!
(Yup, it looks like more to be a robin (smaller) instead of a thrush...) Author: wleepoin Time: 9/03/2009 20:16
Thank you everybody!
PWMK Author: gary Time: 9/03/2009 22:24
First photo for this sp. in HK?
Record shot but clear enough to confirm male. Author: wleepoin Time: 9/03/2009 22:41
Geoff Welch also had a stunning male in Nov 2007, pls see his Autumun 2007 Po Toi report.
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