Yesterday afternoon I went out to Sekinoe area to check the painted-snipes. I came across a pair of male and female but couldn't get any decent shot of them. I wandered around the more forested area and spotted a pair of juvenile Bull-headed Shrikes. This species is always one of the first to nest and fledge around here.
|Juvenile Bull-headed Shrike|
|Without grey back, it looks similar to the scarcer Brown Shrike|
It was interesting to see the 2 juvenile shrikes chasing a larger Chinese Hwamei which was singing and feeding in the same area. As usual, it was extremely difficult to get a good photo of. I could at least get some OK-ish shots while it was singing in the dark. Thanks to all Photoshop developers, the processed images look way nicer than the originals.
|Chinese Hwamei singing|
|Showing the streaks on its throat and breast|
|First time for me to see a juvenile Grey-capped Greenfinch|