Friday, 27 May 2016

Japanese Paradise Flycatcher

I had a truly awful week in Qi Gu this week, a week which was marked by only a single event which was dipping on a Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus on Tuesday! Sadly, I only got wind of this bird the moment I arrived at work, making it already too late to leave, and I could only hope that it would stay put until the following morning (which obviously it did not). There were few consolations to be had in Qi Gu on Wednesday, save for a decidedly late Japanese Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrocaudata, my first of the year as they have been at a premium in Qi Gu this spring. However, this really did nothing whatsoever to temper the disappointment.

Had the Jacobin Cuckoo been at the other end of the country, I really wouldn't have minded missing it. However, as it was right on my local patch, this miss feels especially cruel. I have therefore already lodged a strong complaint with the very highest authority and am awaiting some form of compensation! Above photo taken in Qi Gu, Tainan County 25/5/16.

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