Saturday 20 January 2024

Long-tailed Shrike Enjoying the Winter Rain

In the traditional Chinese calendar, today is the beginning of the 'major cold' (大寒) solar term. We have had some cold rain and snow is expected soon. Many birds are hiding but local long-tailed shrikes (lanius schach, 棕背伯劳) are often out in the open, heedless of weather.

Long-tailed Shrike in Winter Rain