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Author: kmike    Time: 19/03/2007 11:47     Subject: Ng Tung Chai Spring 2007

Got back from overseas last night and as I got out of the taxi around 10:30pm I heard the regular "arp Parp" call of Slaty-legged Crake (first in HK this year?), and Large Hawk Cuckoo calling all through the night.

Spring is here in Ng Tung Chai!
Author: Starshing    Time: 19/03/2007 12:14

Let me add some more

I went NTC on sunday mornig 18 Mar
Blue and White Flycatcher, male
Black-naped Blue Monarch, male (so good~)
Greenish Warbler
Tristram's Bunting
Black-naped Orioles
Striated Yuhina
Ferruginous Flycatcher(not seen by me)

Author: kmike    Time: 21/03/2007 22:59

The Ferruginous Flycatcher was the highlight on Tuesday, with other birds including at least 2 Grey-headed Flycatchers, a male Blue-and-white Flycatcher and lots of singing Lesser Shortwings and Mountain Tailorbirds.

Mike K
Author: kmike    Time: 26/03/2007 11:53

birds over the bird race weekend and the days before included:

Speckled Piculet (seen by Kwok Jai's team during the race)

Orange-bellied Leafbird - 2
Black-winged Cuckooshrike - 1

Greater Necklaced Laughing Thrush - 12 (in the bare tree in front of the carpark!)

Rufous-tailed Robin - Up to 4 singing males
Lesser Shortwing - up to 4 singing males

Eastern Crowned Warbler singing on 2 days
Greenish Warbler - 1
Blyth's Leaf Warbler - 1
Pallas' Leaf and Yellow Browed Warblers - many singing
Mountain Tailorbird - many singing

Blue-and-white Flycatcher - up to 2 males between 20-25 March
Grey-headed Flycatcher - up to 4
Asian Brown Flycatcher - 1

Ashy Drongo - 1

Grey Treepie - 1 heard

Little Bunting - 7


Mike K
Author: kmike    Time: 28/03/2007 11:22

New arrivals included a party of 5 Japanese and 3 Grey-backed Thrushes today, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo and Hainan Blue Flycatcher both this morning and yesterday.

4 Red-tailed Robins were still in full song and male Verditer may have been a migrant or the wintering bird.

Eastern Crowned and Greenish Warblers were heard and seen yesterday, but not today, and it looks like the Pallas' Leaf Warblers and Grey-headed Flycatchers have finally moved on.

Mike K
Author: kmatthew    Time: 3/04/2007 15:39


A morning walk from 8:00 til 10:30, weather was wet and fairly dark most of the time.

Lesser Shortwing (heard)
Mountain Tailorbird (heard)
Mountain Bulbul x1
Scarlet Minivet
Large Hawk Cuckoo
Japancese Thrush
Ferruginous Flycatcher x1
Blue and White Flycatcher x1 (male)
Rufous-Necked Scimitar Babbler
Author: bkenneth    Time: 7/04/2007 20:56


Blue & White Flycatcher (1m/1f)
Mountain Bulbul
Black-naped Monarch 1m

Author: kmike    Time: 8/04/2007 23:17

Good birds today included:

Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo - called between 0900 and 1000, but nt seen
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo - calling now!

Black Bulbul - 2
Orange-bellied Leafbird - 2

Rufous-tailed Robin - 1 singing
Japanese Thrush - 3
Grey-backed Thrush - 2
Pale Thrush - 2

No flycatchers today!

Mike K
Author: kmike    Time: 11/04/2007 10:14

Seems like the clear weather this morning is what the flycatchers were waiting for. . .

Besra - 1

Mountain Bulbul - 2

Lesser Shortwing - at least 5 singing males

Greenish Warbler - 1 (the tatty bird which has been around for sevral months is now moulting - and looking even more tatty!)

Blue-and-white Flycatcher - 2 males and a female
Hainan Blue Flycatcher - 1m - singing on territory
Narcissus Flycatcher - 1

Striated Yuhina - 1- a surprise but the plumage looked in good condition
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush - 12 feeding on berries nr the village

Mike K
Author: bkenneth    Time: 11/04/2007 14:06

Hi Mike,

Would you mind telling me where the stubtails / shortwings are usually found along the path ?

Much appreciated and thank you !

Author: kmike    Time: 12/04/2007 00:10

Hi Ken

The Stubtails have gone already, but the shortwings are in song approximately from the temple to the lower falls.

Listen out for their loud melodious song from thick undrgrowth at ground level.

One good spot is opposite the place where two valleys join together abotu 500-600 metres beyond the turn-off which climbs steeply to Tai M Shan.

They are VERY difficult to see, but I wish you the best!

Mike K
Author: bkenneth    Time: 16/04/2007 14:38

Thanks, Mike.

I'll look out for them next them I'm there.

Author: kmike    Time: 1/08/2007 23:04

Went up Ng Tung Chai for a swin the the waterfall and had a party of 7  Mountain Bulbuls flying across the valley - I think this is a new high count for HK.

Also two Striated Yuhina were seen, and a female Hainan Blue Flycatcher

Best sightings of the day were a female Wild Boar crossing the path with three stripy piglets and a long view of a Barking Deer

All in all a wonderful morning - and the swim was great too!

Author: lrichard    Time: 31/08/2007 10:09     Subject: Speckled Piculet at Ng Tung Chai

Mike Kilburn phoned in to Birdline that he saw a Speckled Piculet again at Ng Tung Chai early this morning (31 August 2007).

It was in the same place as before - about 150 metres after the temple.

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