Thursday, May 22, 2008

Beidiahe, Happy Island, Beijing Birding 2008.

Back from holiday in North East China and finally starting to recover from jet lag, here's an introduction to our trip. 8th - 19th May...



Above - China Crew, from back left...Jesper Hornskov ( Mr China, Bird Guide extraordinaire ), Rob Hopson ( Drift migrant from Yorkshire), Bob Biggs ( Trip Organiser 'Biggsyjet' and David Niven-a-like), and John ( I'm not one for drink, me) Rutter. Front from left, Iain Robson ( Ipin Blog, Druridge Birder fame), Andy McLevy ( Cresswell Godfather), Yours Truly, Boulmer Birder ( Looking well!), Richard Dunn ( Papparazzi) and Tom Cadwallender ( Anyone fancy doing an atlas tetrad?) on the Great Wall.


Above - The Great Wall.



Above - Birding Scenery, China style, a flyover construction site...



Above - Some of our 'Birding Mates'.



Above - What it was all about....Ibisbill.

I have quite a few photo's and things to report so to stop clogging this blog the posts will be on Boulmer Birder Extra!.

6 comments:

abbey meadows said...

Welcome back Stew, unscathed from the massive quake I gather. Quality as ever, looking forward to more reports and pics from yourself and ipin's blog.

Blyth Birder said...

Menfolk just don't do 'posing for photos' do they?

Its not in our genetic make up...

Some rather camp poses in there (no names mentioned) and others appear downright miserable....ahem, far left :) :)

Seaside Observers said...

lol..blyth birder.
Welcome back..you lucky thing what a brilliant country to visit. The pics are great..as usual. Where are you plannig to visit next to top that?

oldcrow61 said...

Ah, was wondering where you had gotten to, must have been a wonderful holiday.

Border Reiver said...

Welcome back BB - great postings on your extra pages and those on the trip, though I'd guess you're glad to be back to Northumberland and the warm weather!! BR

Boulmer Birder said...

Thanks all. It was a great trip, but yes, it is good to be back...

As for camp poses, I reckon we look more like hardened frontiers men meself...