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Hangzhou - Xi Hu, China (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Hangzhou - Xi Hu, China

Map of Hangzhou - Xi Hu, China

Dragon Boat Westlake Squirrel - Uneaten! Leifeng Pagoda
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) - Bewicks Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) - Bewicks Chinese Blackbird (Turdus mandarinus) Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)

This lake is part of an ancient park now surrounded by urban China.


China Solar Eclipse

7/23/2009: After the eclipse, we headed into Hangzhou to check out the tidal bore. That turned out to be a real bore, indeed. There was absolutely nothing worth seeing on the river, and the highlight was the downpour of rain that finally broke the heat wave.

The next day, Barbara and I had to return to Hangzhou in order to catch a train to Shanghai for our flight home. We decided to stay for a night and check out the lake. It was certainly a nice enough area, and we were lucky enough to see a wild squirrel!

Previous Visit (Wukang Sinopec Station: 7/22/2009)

Species Recorded (11)

Birds ( 10 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Striated Heron - Butorides striata
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Tundra Swan - Cygnus columbianus
Falcated Duck - Mareca falcata
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Spotted Dove - Spilopelia chinensis

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Oriental Magpie-Robin - Copsychus saularis
Chinese Blackbird - Turdus mandarinus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus




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