There's a Forest Wagtail just outside our place.
To Fa Peng area - which I've found the most productive for woodland birds on Cheung Chau - and a sad find: a dying Emerald Dove, which someone had placed in a broken polystyrene box by the path.
A beautiful bird, but had damaged wing, and when it rolled over, I could see that a chunk of its left side had been ripped out - maybe by a cat, maybe by a predator like a Crested Goshawk (a guess: maybe a goshawk had caught it, and was starting to eat but was disturbed by people passing by).
I always figure this time in March is a bit quiet for birdwatching.
Yes, the resident birds are busy with the breeding season - some already nesting, some getting ready to nest, with birds like Koel making plenty of noise as they advertise for mates and defend territories.
If you were out and about today, you noticed it was chill - temps at the Cheung Chau observatory from just over 12 to around 15C; overcast and breezy.
A few Barn Swallows were flying low over the Praya - at head height, or even skimming just above the concrete, dodging past people. Typical during chill spells at this time of year: swallows that have newly arrived to breed finding it tough to catch flying insects, which fly low if they fly at all.
Set to become warm again very soon; and better times will arrive for the swallows.
After we barely had a winter - albeit there's cold snap just now - springtime is arriving.
I've seen my first spring migrants: a couple of Pacific Swifts passing over; the first Barn Swallows have arrived to nest on apartment walls.