This was my first real day of birding and me and my brother headed to Qing Xiu Shan which was a mountain on the edge of the city of Nanning. We paid a small entrance fee and headed up into the mountain. Luckily my brother had visited before and new his way around the may roads that to me all looked the same!
Much of the habitat was alive with birdsong but due to the nature of the vegetation it was actually incredibly hard to see the birds that were singing. It became quite frustrating in the end and I then realised that identifying all the birds I could hear was going to be near-on impossible.
There were some species that were determined to get seen however and one such species was the Common Tailorbird. These birds were seen absolutely everywhere and had a really ear-piercing call which got quite irritating by the end of the holiday!