|Little Egret Egretta garzetta|
|Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris|
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
|male Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus|
|female Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus|
female Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
Varied Tit Sittiparus varius
Up in the hills, I've had a male Red-flanked Bluetail leading me up the trail lately, which is notable in that I usually only see the drab females. Yesterday I saw about 30 Grey Herons circling over a wet reedy area. Since mid-January, I've been seeing nice flocks of 20-50 Olive-backed Pipits in a wide range of habitats, like farm fields, wooded mountains, and coastal brush.