Saturday 26 November. We spent the morning at Waddeston Manor where an aviary was a surprise. It was particularly nice to renew my aquaintance with Javan Banded Pitta, Orange-hearded Ground Thrush, Luzon Bleedingheart, White-necklaced Partridge and Blue-crowned Laughingthrush. It did make me wish I'd had a good view of Pheasant Pigeon and seen Sulawesi Ground Dove, Omei-Shan Liochicla and Red-tailed Laughingthrush at all! 2 Red Kites, 2 Redwing, Nuthatch and 40 Siskins were seen in the grounds.
|Nessa and Megan at Waddeston Manor|
|Cape Robinchat in Waddeston Manor aviary|
|Snowy-crowned Robinchat in Waddeston Manor aviary|
|Sulawesi Ground Dove in Waddeston Manor aviary|
|Blue-crowned Laughingthrush at Wuyuan, seeing several pairs of this endangered species in Waddeston Manor aviary was a very pleasant surprise|