~ Washing a tea mug in the kitchen sink, I looked down three stories to plants below. An unfamiliar bird was flitting about. After an initial hesitation I ran to get the camera and the EF 400mm f/5.6L super-telephoto lens which is well-suited for photographing moving birds. It was a female Tarsiger cyanurus, Red-flanked Bluetail. Not only had I never seen this species, I'd never heard of it.
Keywords:EF 400mm f/5.6L, EOS 1D X, Red-flanked Bluetail, Shaanxi, Hanzhong, Tarsiger cyanurus