At Nanhui, all bird parents are working parents – with all the stress that this brings.

This Long-tailed Shrike probably thinks that China`s one-child policy is a really good idea.

A Little Grebe that does not have all her ducks in a row (ok, a grebe is not a duck, I know, but still, I happily sacrifice ornithological accuracy for a bad pun)

Count the legs, divide by two, subtract one, and you have the number of Kentish Plover chicks.

Unfortunately, no drones available for this job yet (Barn Swallow)

My mom thinks I have a beautiful soul I (Black-winged Stilt, juvenile and adult)

My mom thinks I have a beautiful soul II (Common Moorhen, juvenile and adult)

Mom, don`t sit too close to me, what will my friends think? (Black-crowned Night Heron)

It is kind of stuffy under there … (Little Ringed Plover)

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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.