When I returned the next day the rain had stopped. I could now enter the nature center and I was quite impressed with the set-up. Bird-watching shelters on every corner, with mosquito screens and even a swivel stand for scopes and cameras. In the main building there were several strong scopes set up and assistance from knowledgeable staff was available. There were drinks in a cafeteria and souvenirs in a shop that sold things from T-shirts to guide books, binoculars and outdoor clothing. Eco-tourism is doing well!
Sacred Ibis in the field, トキ
Mynas and Starlings were well represented
picking insects between the hairs of cattle
Black-collared Starling nesting pair:
in the far distance, a
Taiwan endemic subspecies Crested Myna:
Finally some decent pics of the
Taiwan (or Mueller's) Barbet
A young bird, maybe Chinese Grey Shrike?
I had not brought a macro lense, but could not resist this dragonfly.