Ibisbill and mandarin ducks in China

This 2010 video says about itself:

Ibisbill – Ibidorhyncha struthersii

Ibisbill, Bai He River, China. Digiscoping video using a Swarovski ATS65HD, DCA, 20×60 Zoom with a Nikon Coolpix P5100.

Still 6 April 2018 in Shaanxi province in China. After the birds we saw in the morning, in the afternoon we went in search of this rare species, the ibisbill.

We looked at a river bank, where the ibisbill may live. We did not see it, though we did see sixteen black-winged stilts.

Ibisbill, 6 April 2018

At 16:35, we did see two ibisbills at the opposite bank.

Ibisbill, on 6 April 2018

On this photo, a grey wagtail to the right of the ibisbill.

Ibisbill in water, 6 April 2018

They were feeding and cleaning their feathers.

Ibisbill and common sandpiper, 6 April 2018

A common sandpiper kept an ibisbill company.

Mandarin duck, 6 April 2018

We saw five mandarin ducks as well, both males and females. This male was on the opposite river bank.

Mandarin duck swims, 6 April 2018

A male mandarin duck swimming.

Stay tuned, there will be more on birds in China!

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