Tag Archives: Birding in Beijing
Birding in Beijing can also be terribly frustrating: heavy smog taking away the daylight, strong winds that blow away the birds and cause dust and sand storm. And so many places with so many people… That all said: still there’s more to show after the previous blog. Another newcomer for me was the Grey-capped Pigmy Woodpecker (Grijskapspecht) – a very little, lovely woodpecker. The Azure-winged Magpies are a pain by the way since they roam around in large flocks, but fly of at the slightest human movement.. Anyway, see for yourself & greetings from Beijing !
As I am currently in Beijing, I organized a quick visit to the chinese Capital’s Botanical Gardens. Having had contact with some locals, there was one species I was after: the Pallas’s Rosefinch (Pallas’ Roodmus) – a species very hard to find world wide. Some had been sighted here over the last few weeks. So this morning I gave it a go and after some 1,5 hours walking and searching I happily enough found them ! On top of that, I also found a species that I had been searching for so much last year but couldn’t fine then: the Chinese Nuthatch (Chinese Boomklever). Besides, I found some ‘old friend’ as the Chinese Grosbeak and the Bluetail.