At some point in my life, when I was about 25 and a university student, I thought of myself as a writer. The best thing I ever wrote – in my opinion – was this very short piece:

Life is exhausting and depressing – sometimes one would prefer to just sit somewhere on the floor and drink beer. But every now and then, one has to get up, go to the fridge and get a new one. That is why everything is so hard.

Later, I did not really pursue writing any more. Maybe not very surprising.

Here are some bird photos that I like. They are the second part of a two-part series – a description of the backstory is here.

Rainbow Lorikeet (Brisbane, Australia)

Reed Parrotbill (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Siberian Rubythroat (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Southern Ground Hornbill (Kruger Park, South Africa)

Spotted Owlet (Delhi area, India)

Spotted Redshank (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Swinhoe’s White-eye (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Whimbrel (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

White-bellied Sunbird (Kruger Park, South Africa)

White-tailed Tropicbird (Mauritius)

White’s Thrush (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Yellow-billed Hornbill (Kruger Park, South Africa)

Yellow Bittern (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Eurasian Hoopoe (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Little Corella (Melbourne area, Australia)

Little Egret (Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China)

Little Grebe (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Northern Boobook (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Oriental Scops Owl (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Painted Stork (Delhi area, India)

Pied Avocet (Nanhui, Shanghai, China)

Purple-crested Turaco (Mkuze, South Africa)

Written by Kai Pflug
Kai Pflug has been living in Shanghai for 20 years. He only became interested in birds in China – so he is much more familiar with birds in China than with those in Germany. While he will only ever be an average birder, he aims to be a good bird photographer and has created a website with bird photos as proof. He hopes not too many clients of his consulting company read this blog, as they will doubt his dedication to providing consulting services related to China`s chemical industry. Whenever he wants to shock other birders, he tells them his (indoor) cats can distinguish several warblers by taste.