TRIP TO TAIWAN IN NOV 2017 (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

Areas covered include : 1. Yangmingshan National Park , Jingshan; 2. Chiayi; 3. Sun link Sea forest;
4. Dasyueshan Forest Recreational Area; 5. Longtan, Taoyuan; 6. Wantan; 7. Xinpu

At theYangmingshan National Park, we had hoped to see the Taiwan Blue Magpie but that failed to materialise. The Taiwan Barbet was also elusive, preferring to hide among the leaves. The Crested Serpent Eagle made spectacular flights as it descended to feed. The Swinhoe Pheasant at Dasyueshan Forest was more obliging; however its mate (as many as three, preferred to feed on the lower slopes and hence was more challenging to photograph. Even more challenging was the Osprey at a river at Wantan. Took us 2 days to get some decent images and most of it was shot in pouring rain. At Chiayi, the Oriental Honey Buzzard ravenous appetite was revealed as it fought off swarming bees to get to the honey comb and honey. Word got around that the Japanese Thrush was in town but with bad weather and failing light, we only managed to get 'document standard' images.

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TAIWAN BARBET
SWINHOE PHEASANT
JAPANESE THRUSH
BLACK KITE
BLACK KITE
CRESTED SERPENT EAGLE
HONEY BUZAARD  
HONEY BUZZARD
OSPREY
OSPREY
OSPREY
BLACK-THROATED TIT
GOLDEN PHEASANT
TAIWAN BARWING