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Author: HKBWS Vicky    Time: 18/09/2007 17:49     Subject: Long Valley 塱原 Autumn 秋 07

13 Sep
A Richard's Pipit and a Oriental Turtle Dove were seen in Long Valley.
Author: HKBWS Vicky    Time: 20/09/2007 15:31

20 Sep
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:

Yellow Bittern - 3

Ruddy-breasted Crake - 1

"Swintail" Snipe - 25

Pacific Swift -1

Dusky Warbler -1
Pallas' Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Black-browed Reed Warbler - 5
Oriental Reed Warbler - 2

Daurian Starling - 1 f

Yellow-billed Grosbeak - 1

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


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
1 Greenshank
<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.

Interesting birds include:

Black-browed Reed Warbler - 3
Oriental Reed Warbler - 3
Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler - 2
Pacific Golden Plover - 1
Common Greenshank - 1
Red-throated Pipit - 1

Here are some of the photos taken:

Author: HKBWS Vicky    Time: 4/10/2007 15:33

A Red-necked Phalarope was seen feeding actively on a Shallow Water Habitat this morning.
There were also many snipes and sandpipers.
Author: pchunchiu    Time: 26/10/2007 19:51

Quite birdy this morning in Long Valley.

Baillon's Crake - 1
Chestnut-eared Bunting - 1
Buff-bellied Pipit - 1
Purple Heron - 1
Common Buzzard - 1

Here are the photos of the bunting and the pipit.

Author: kmatthew    Time: 27/10/2007 22:15


Baillon's crake
Watercock female
Oriental Reed Warbler
Black-Browed Reed Warbler
Teal x5 landed on the pond where the Baillon's crakes is after dark.
Author: kmatthew    Time: 27/10/2007 22:20

add a record shot of the Watercock, it was getting so dark that even seeing it was difficult.

Author: gary    Time: 28/10/2007 22:12


Baillon's Crake
Ruddy-breasted Crake
Critrine Wagtail x2
Plaintive Cuckoo x2
Red-billed Starling x2
Author: HKBWS Vicky    Time: 2/11/2007 15:26

It's quite cold this morning but then the sun came out and temperature rised a little.... not a bad day for birding.

Northern Pintail (female) x1
Ruddy-breasted Crake x1
Eurasan Skylark x1
Citrine Wagtail x2 (at least)
Yellow-breasted Bunting x1
Bluethroat x1
Author: 深藍-Owen    Time: 2/11/2007 17:12

Long Valley
Citrine Wagtail 黃頭鶺鴒

Author: 深藍-Owen    Time: 2/11/2007 19:15

Eurasian Skylark 雲雀

原來雲雀見到人. 會扮石頭架播. 設計對白 : "你睇我唔到~! 你睇我唔到~!"

Author: mbill    Time: 3/11/2007 00:31

好靚的雲石 (雲雀)
Author: HKBWS Vicky    Time: 7/11/2007 15:17

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

HF Cheung
Author: HKBWS Vicky    Time: 12/11/2007 11:18

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

Nov 29, 2007

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Author: 深藍-Owen    Time: 29/11/2007 23:34


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Author: 深藍-Owen    Time: 29/11/2007 23:41

and Two Spot-billed Duck without photo~!
Author: HKBWS Vicky    Time: 30/11/2007 12:27

29 Nov
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.

下午到塱原視察農地,有農友說早上時西洋菜都結了冰 (幸好我下午到塱原)。雖然寒冷的天氣沒有為塱原帶來很多特別的鳥種,但我有機會一睹大量水鳥在我們管理的農地上休息和覓食。

At 17:36 (a brief count)
54 Wood Sandpiper

24 Wood Sandpiper
9 Snipe sp.

127 Wood Sandpiper
11 Snipe sp.

25 Wood Sandpiper
2 Snipe sp.

2 Spot-billed Duck was found hiding in the lily pond next to Beas River.
Author: kmike    Time: 15/12/2007 01:17

Major birds at Long Valley this afternoon were:

Japanese Quail - 2
Bright-capped Cisticola - 1
Bluethroat - 2

Mike K
Author: kmatthew    Time: 15/12/2007 23:06


Eurasian Hoopoe x1
Citrine Wagtail x1
Little Bunting x1
Plaintive Cuckoo
Lesser Coucal x1
Red-Rumped Swallow x10
Bluethroat x1
Zitting Cisticola
Dusky Warbler
Collard Crow
Red-Billed Starling
Author: cchristina    Time: 15/12/2007 23:21

Long Valley


Citrine Wagtail

Author: kmike    Time: 24/12/2007 23:33

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.

Common Buzzard x1
Peregrine Falcon x1
Greater-Painted Snipe
Fantail Snipe
Plaintive Cuckoo x4
Red-Throated Pipit
Bright-Capped Cisticola
Silky Starling
Author: cwchan    Time: 25/12/2007 22:40

This is the location where the Spotted Bush warbler was reported found.

Still no sign of it when I left at 5.50pm. :cry:


Author: Beetle    Time: 26/12/2007 19:23

Bright-Capped Cisticola >2, luckily not very shy.

Bluethroat - 2
Common Buzzard - 1
Pied Kingfisher - 1

an unknown falcon? was seen chasing flock of swifts.

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