Po Toi Autumn 2018

Po Toi Autumn 2018

Aug 28

Heavy rain cut our birding time on the island into 1.5 hours, yet we found some migrants:

1. Amur Paradise Flycatchers X 2

2. Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (1st winter male, thanks Sherman for the ID)

3. White-shouldered Starlings

4. Daurian Starling

5. Arctic Warbler

During the ferry trip, we found:
5. Bridled Terns ~40

6. Aleutian Terns ~8

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Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (1st year m) 3.JPG (226.38 KB)

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White-shouldered Starling 1.JPG (411.59 KB)

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Bridled Tern 1.JPG (82.16 KB)

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Bridled Tern 1.JPG

Aleutian Tern 6.JPG (72.28 KB)

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Aleutian Tern 6.JPG


The starling on the left of the photo is Daurian - note the dark eye and white stripe down the scapulars.

The Dusky warbler would be extremely early. Do you have any photos of this bird?


Thanks John for the ID. I didn't notice there are other species of starlings around.

Please find the warbler photo here. I didn't hear the typical "tsack" sound of Dusky Warbler. Will it be an Arctic Warbler?


Warbler 2.JPG (263.19 KB)

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Warbler 2.JPG


Yes, it looks like an Arctic Warbler. Note the narrow wing bar and green upperparts.


Thanks John!!


23 Aug

Forest wagtail

13 Sep

Chinese goshawk juvenile x 2

Amur paradise flycacher x 1

Dark-sided flycatcher x 1

Hainan blue flycatcher x 1

Asian brown flycatcher x 4
Arctic warbler x 2
Pale-legged warbler x 2
White-shouldered starling x 40
Dollar bird x 1
Black-napped oriole x 1
And some birders saw a Forest wagtail


Besides the Baikal Bush Warbler taken by Jack (, we found the below species on Po Toi in Oct 2:

Blue and White flycatcher
Red-throated flycatcher
Asian Brown flycatchers
Dark-sided Flycatchers
Little buntings x 2
Crested goshawks x 3
Eastern Marsh harrier
Black-naped oriole
White shoulder starlings x 10
Arctic warbler
Yellow-browed warbler
Pallas Leaf warbler
Dusky warbler
Pale-legged/ Sakhalin Leaf Warbler
Ashy Drongo
Black Drongo
Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike

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18 Oct 2018

Eurasian Hoopoe


23 Oct 2018

Blue & White flycatcher

White-bellied Sea Eagle

25 Oct 2018

Grey-faced Buzzard

Black-headed bunting

Black-faced bunting

Tristram's bunting

1 Nov 2018

Yellow-throated bunting

Narcissus flycatcher(female)


Nov 20

Asian Glossy Starling X1 (by KK Cheng)
Daurian Redstart (m&f)
Asian Brown Flycatcher X1
Rustic Bunting x1 (by KK Cheng)
Mountain Tailorbird
Black-faced Bunting x3
Chestnut Bunting (f) x1 (by Kenneth Wong & James Yau)
Yellow-throated Bunting        x1
Tristram's Bunting x2


Black-faced Bunting (f) 5.JPG (196.96 KB)

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Black-faced Bunting (f) 5.JPG

Tristram's Bunting (f) 9.JPG (234.1 KB)

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Tristram's Bunting (f) 14.JPG (263.13 KB)

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Yellow-throated Bunting 4.JPG (317.99 KB)

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Yellow-throated Bunting 4.JPG


All photo taken on 2018-12-9

Little Bunting

Verditer Flycatcher

Blue Rock thrush female

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo


17 Nov 2018

Chestnut Bunting

Japanese Leaf warbler

6 Dec 2018

Red-breasted flyvatcher

Red-flanked bluetail

Think-billed Green Pigeom

Verditer flycatcher