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Chongming Island in winter

16 days ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

Chongming Island is part of Shanghai - but it does not look much like the rest of the city. Located right where the Yangtze River enters the sea , it is mostly flat farmland. Population density is far lower than in most parts of the city, and public transportation is limited - probably bad news for the people living on the island, but good news for the birds.
A number of species use Chongming as a wintering spot, not just the Cinereous Vultures I already mentioned in a previous post.
Among my favorites is this male Bluethroat , which - given that winter is not really the time when it is...
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