Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

October 25, 2019

Guilin – Guangxi Birding

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Seven Star Park

This morning I wake up in Guilin North, near the railway station. It looks a bit bleak outside but I venture forth bravely nevertheless. I dial up my Dido cab and it will cost me 20 yuan to get to the park. Thats about four aussie dollars. And it is seven kilometers away. As I head on down the road, the weather gets more and more miserable.

japanese tit

Japanese Tit (Parus minor)

I get my ticket for the park. It will cost more than ten bucks. Very expensive. But I bite the bullet and pay the piper. I wander along a path near the river. As usual it is crowded with locals playing cards, singing songs, playing instruments, doing tai chi, or doing their version of aerobics.

japanese white-eye

Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus)

It starts to drizzle, but it is light, so I carry on around the hill and find a few birds, despite the atrocious weather. Then I scurry past the childrens deserted playgrounds and find a little creek where there are a few birds hanging out along the banks.

citrine wagtail

Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)

After a few hours of getting soaked, I exited through the gates and went for a walk along the streets. I found a couple of two dollar shops. The prices were the same as Australia! I was mortified. So I bought some chopsticks. I have been living off two minute noodles. But I could not find a coffee anywhere. What the hell is going on. I haven’t had a coffee in days. Argghhhh.

yellow-browed warbler

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)

common kingfisher

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

oriental magpie robin

Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saulari)

chinese blackbird

Chinese Blackbird (Turdus mandarinus)

Guilin bird list

Japanese Tit (Parus minor)
Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus)
Chinese Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis)
Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)
Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saulari)
Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa latirostris)
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Chinese Blackbird (Turdus mandarinus)

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