May 22, 2007

21 MAY 2007, Khovd - A. Braunlich
One of the most beautiful sights in spring are the black-and-pink Rose-coloured Starlings resting among the fresh green of the poplars - a stunning contrast to the surrounding semi-desert. Last year I counted a maximum of 120 adults in June, while today c.360 rested behind in the wooded area around the stadium in Khovd. Other species seen included 1 Oriental Turtle Dove and 3 male Taiga Flycatcher.

Rose-coloured Starlings resting in fruiting poplars.
Photo © A. Braunlich

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amar sain Axel,

what are the data on bird arival this spring? We have had some extremelly early records, i.e. Porzana pusilla on 20 April (!! - common arrival falls on middle May , not earlier) and Phylloscopus inirnatus on 9 May (common date is later than 15 May in the last decades of years)