Subject: Long Valley 塱原 Autumn 秋 07 [Print This Page] Author: HKBWS Vicky Time: 18/09/2007 17:49 Subject: Long Valley 塱原 Autumn 秋 07
A Richard's Pipit and a Oriental Turtle Dove were seen in Long Valley.
在塱原看見一隻田鷚和一隻山斑鳩 Author: HKBWS Vicky Time: 20/09/2007 15:31
Weather: sunny and windy
Chestnut Bittern x1
Common Moorhen x1
Common Stonechat x3
Yellow-breasted Bunting x1
Richard's Pipit x1
as well as the 3 snipe species, sandpipers, Little-ringed Plover and Yellow Wagtail. However, no sign of Manchurian Reed Warbler and Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler Author: kmike Time: 21/09/2007 01:40
Just to show how much can change at a site in a day I saw the following birds the same afternoon:
One of the best things about the migration season is this variety!
Mike K Author: blester Time: 26/09/2007 17:06 Subject: Long Valley
A 90 minute visit this afternoon from 14.20 produced:
Three Swallows of which at least one was a
Red-rumped swallow - Possably all three?
Common Myna x3
26 Cattle Egret in one field
Lester Author: HKBWS Vicky Time: 27/09/2007 15:51
A great sunny day!
Waited for almost half an hour but no sign of the Yellow-legged Button-quail :cry: and many snipes, sandpipers and Little-ringed Plovers on the farmland instead.
On another Shallow Water Habitat managed by HKBWS (#238L):
3 Black-winged Stilt
<10 Wood Sandpipers
On a Wet Agricultural Land managed by HKBWS (#242):
Almost 60 snipes and sandpipers were seen!! A really high number of birds!! Author: pchunchiu Time: 28/09/2007 23:31
A nice morning in Long Valley today, but no sign of any bittern.
Sunny and windy day in LV this morning.
Jacana 水雉 x 1
Greater Painted Snipe 彩鷸 x 7 (6 male and 1 female)
Chestnut-eared Bunting 栗耳鵐 x1
Yellow-breasted Bunting 黃胸鵐 x2
Bluethroat 藍點頦 x 1
Citrine Wagtail 黃頭鶺鴒 x 1
Ruddy-breasted Crake 紅胸田雞 x 1
Hoopoe 戴勝 x 1
Common Greenshank 青腳鷸 x 1
LV has became a popular birding place recently and many people visited there. All of you were well behaved which proofed that birds and humans can live together in harmony. Thank you all of you for your bird reports and great pictures which provide more data for the LV project. Please keep up your good work! Thank you very much!
塱原最近成為觀鳥熱點, 很多鳥友都到塱原觀鳥、攝鳥。大家都十分守規矩，這就証明人類和雀鳥是可以和諧共存的。十分感謝大家的觀鳥報告和照片, 這些都為塱原計劃提供額外的數據。請大家繼續支持, 踴躍報告、貼相。謝謝!
Photo taken by Dr. Cheung Ho Fai 相片由張浩輝博士提供 Author: HKBWS WY Time: 8/11/2007 14:32
Long Valley 04 Nov 2007 , Total: 55 species
014 蒼鷺 Grey Heron
016 大白鷺 Great Egret - Seen by others
017 中白鷺 Intermediate Egret
018 小白鷺 Little Egret
022 池鷺 Chinese Pond Heron
098 小田雞 Baillon’s Crake - 1
099 紅胸田雞 Ruddy-breasted Crake - 1
101 白胸苦惡鳥 White-breasted Waterhen
105 水雉 Pheasant-tailed Jacana - Seen by others
106 彩鷸 Greater Painted-snipe
107 黑翅長腳鷸 Black-winged Stilt
116 金眶鴴 Little Ringed Plover
133 白腰草鷸 Green Sandpiper
134 林鷸 Wood Sandpiper
136 磯鷸 Common Sandpiper
142 針尾/大 沙錐 Pintail/Swinhoe's Snipe
144 扇尾沙錐 Common Snipe
191 原鴿 Rock Dove
192 山斑鳩 Oriental Turtle Dove
194 珠頸斑鳩 Spotted Dove
207 八聲杜鵑 Plaintive Cuckoo
226 小白腰雨燕 Little Swift
229 普通翠鳥 Common Kingfisher
230 白胸翡翠 White-throated Kingfisher
251 家燕 Barn Swallow
255 黃鶺鴒 Yellow Wagtail
256 黃頭鶺鴒 Citrine Wagtail - Seen by others
258 白鶺鴒 White Wagtail
259 理氏鷚 Richard’s Pipit
260 樹鷚 Olive-backed Pipit
261 紅喉鷚 Red-throated Pipit
270 紅耳鵯 Red-whiskered Bulbul
271 白頭鵯 Chinese Bulbul
272 白喉紅臀鵯 Sooty-headed Bulbul
279 棕背伯勞 Long-tailed Shrike
292 黑喉石鵖 Common Stonechat
293 灰林鵖 Grey Bushchat
303 烏鶇 Common Blackbird
312 黑臉噪鶥 Masked Laughingthrush
340 東方大葦鶯 Oriental Reed Warbler
343 棕扇尾鶯 Zitting Cisticola
345 黃腹鷦鶯 Yellow-bellied Prinia
349 褐柳鶯 Dusky Warbler
369 北灰鶲 Asian Brown Flycatcher
389 大山雀 Great Tit
397 暗綠繡眼鳥 Japanese White-eye
401 栗耳鵐 Chestnut-eared Bunting - 2
410 灰頭鵐 Black-faced Bunting
421 斑文鳥 Scaly-breasted Munia
424 麻雀 Eurasian Tree Sparrow
427 絲光椋鳥 Red-billed Starling
433 黑領椋鳥 Black-collared Starling
436 八哥 Crested Myna
438 黑卷尾 Black Drongo
444 喜鵲 Common Magpie
A Ruff and a Grey Plover was seen in LV last Friday!
The Grey Plover is a LV first! Author: Beetle Time: 17/11/2007 00:43
16 Nov, Friday
A quail (probably a japanese quail) is briefly seen today.
It flew for a short distance disappears in the field quickly, so i am not sure about the actual species.
But the body shape and voice were both quite different from that of snipes, so i think it was most likely to be a quail.
The Siberian Rubythroat was still there but i only saw it once today, near sunset.
A Citrine Wagtail was also seen.
A flock of starlings (>100) flew to the west. Author: 深藍-Owen Time: 29/11/2007 23:29
and Two Spot-billed Duck without photo~! Author: HKBWS Vicky Time: 30/11/2007 12:27
An afternoon visit to LV this week. A farmer said the Water Cress (Sai Yeung Choi) was coated with ice in the early morning (Luckily I visited there in the afternoon)! The cold weather didn't bring much surprising species to LV but I had a chance to see so many waders resting and feeding activly in the shallow water habitats managed by HKBWS.
Richard Lewthwaite and I saw a Spotted Bush Warbler at Long Valley at around 5pm this evening. If accepted by the records committee this would be the first sight record in Hong Kong - there have been two previus records of trapped birds
The bird was found by Richard on the edge of the field to the south of the HKBWS shallow water habitat (close to a tin shack that is falling apart under a tree). It was much less shy than Russet or Brown Bush Warbler, climing up to eye level in response to pishing.
The features to look for are:
1. White tips to dark undertail coverts - this idetifies it as a bradypterus bush Warbler.
2. Supercilium extending beyond the eye
3. Gorget of spots on the lower thoat/uppr breast
4. Slender, pointed bill with mostly pale lower mandible (although with a dark tip.
Very much hope someone can get a photo - a really good Christmas challenge!
Mike K Author: kmatthew Time: 25/12/2007 18:59
No sign of the Spotted Bush Warbler today, we waited for a long time but no sign of it. Though the Bright-Capped Cisticola was pretty active, showing well in few occasions.