Red-tailed Robin n thrushes n couple of bluetails

I covered much of southern Cheung Chau this morning; with cold spell continuing, and good thrush numbers in Sai Kung and Shing Mun over past couple of days, hoped to find more of hard weather influx. But, not high numbers of birds.

The best bird was a Red-tailed Robin, giving v close views on Don Bosco Road, towards Nam Tan Wan. Others were a Japanese Thrush, two Red-flanked Bluetails, two Grey-backed Thrushes (and at least six unidentified thrushes), five Pallas's Warblers (but no Yellow-browed Warblers). Also heard my first Asian Koel singing this year.

In past two or three years, also seen a Common Buzzard flying over Coffee or Tea (near HSBC), a Japanese Robin lingering in Fa Peng Valley.

But today, met a woman who'd seen Little Ringed Plover yesterday, at pool low in Fa Peng Valley - a species I've never seen on Cheung Chau.