Crested ibis, egrets, wagtails in China

Little egrets, 6 April 2018

After 5 April 2018 came 6 April. Still in Yangxian county, Shaanxi province, China. After our day at the golden pheasant hide, now river birds. Like the little egrets on this photo.

These egrets were at the Hanshui river close to Hanzhong city. Before arriving there, we saw crested ibis sculptures on city lamp posts.

Crested ibis, 6 April 2018

At the river, this living crested ibis arrived.

Crested ibis and frog, 6 April 2018

This ringed crested ibis caught a frog.

Crested ibis and frog, on 6 April 2018

It took the bird some time to eat the frog.

There were also smaller birds, like a snipe. And a plumbeous water redstart. A greenshank. A common sandpiper. A common kingfisher. A tree sparrow.

Yellow wagtail, 6 April 2018

And like this yellow wagtail.

Citrine wagtail, 6 April 2018

And this citrine wigtail. There was a white wagtail as well.

A male goshawk flying.

A bit further, a little ringed plover. And a wood sandpiper.

There will be more on birds in river areas in China. Stay tuned!


Manatees in Florida, USA, video

This 6 April 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

In this fun-filled manatee adventure, Jonathan teams up with 7-year-old Elizabeth from “Elizabeth Swims” on a trip to meet Florida manatees. At Three Sisters Spring in Crystal River, Jonathan and Elizabeth come face to face with these huge gentle sea cows as they relax near warm water springs during cold weather.

JONATHAN BIRD‘S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure series featuring underwater cinematographer/naturalist Jonathan Bird.

Young black-tailed godwits video

This 18 May 2018 shows two young black-tailed godwits along a road near Nijkerk in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands. A third young bird, also present, is not on the video.

Kevin van den Hoven made this video.

White-crested laughingthrush video

This July 9th 2017 video is by Paul Dinning in Cornwall in Britain. It shows a white-crested laughingthrush. Probably in a zoo.

I saw a relative of this species, the white-browed laughingthrush, in China.

More beautiful birds in Yangxian county, China

Russet sparrows, 5 April 2018

As this blog said before, on 5 April 2018, we were at a hide in Yangxian county, Shaanxi province, China; to see golden pheasants. We did not just see golden pheasants, but other beautiful birds as well. Like russet sparrows, with which my earlier blog post ended. Here on the photo some more russet sparrows, both male and female.

Songbird, 5 April 2018

The songbird on this photo may look a bit like a blackcap, but isn’t. Blackcaps don’t live in China.

Oriental turtle dove, 5 April 2018

One of many oriental turtle doves near the golden pheasant hide.

Red-billed blue magpies, 5 April 2018

And a red-billed blue magpie came again. One? No, two of these beautiful birds.

Red-billed blue magpies, on 5 April 2018

Oriental turtle dove and pheasant, 5 April 2018

And yet another oriental turtle dove. With a male golden pheasant behind it.

Oriental turtle dove and pheasants, 5 April 2018

With two male golden pheasants.

Oriental turtle dove, on 5 April 2018

Maybe thin branches are easier if you are an oriental turtle dove. You don’t have to share them with pheasants.

White-browed laughingthrush, 5 April 2018

Finally, this white-browed laughingthrush.

Stay tuned, as there will be more on this blog about beautiful birds in Shaanxi, China!

Dragonfly and dewdrops video

This 18 May 2018 video shows a four-spotted chaser dragonfly and dewdrops in Overijssel province in the Netherlands.

Fred Christoffels made this video.