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.
At the river, this living crested ibis arrived.
This ringed crested ibis caught a frog.
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.
And like this yellow wagtail.
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!
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.
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.
This video shows an Eurasian wryneck in Sweden.
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.
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.
The songbird on this photo may look a bit like a blackcap, but isn’t. Blackcaps don’t live in China.
One of many oriental turtle doves near the golden pheasant hide.
And a red-billed blue magpie came again. One? No, two of these beautiful birds.
And yet another oriental turtle dove. With a male golden pheasant behind it.
With two male golden pheasants.
Maybe thin branches are easier if you are an oriental turtle dove. You don’t have to share them with pheasants.
Finally, this white-browed laughingthrush.
Stay tuned, as there will be more on this blog about beautiful birds in Shaanxi, China!
This 18 May 2018 video shows a four-spotted chaser dragonfly and dewdrops in Overijssel province in the Netherlands.
Fred Christoffels made this video.