Last saturday, I was with a small group to see migratory birds at Yilan county east of Taipei. The tour was organized by Natural Kingdom, a local ecotourism company. I was the only photographer. Although, I did do some preparation on Friday night. But still, I forgot my tripod and took the wrong camera (my old D300 instead of Grace's newer D7000).
Rather than taking the highway, we drove on the country road, following a stream to cross a mountain range to get to Yilan. It was such a nice and comfortable Fall day. Can you see the heron on the rock waiting for its pray?
We now live in Taiwan most of the time. It still amazes us how beautiful Taiwan is.
Even we do not have the color change of tree leaves in the subtropical forest at lower attitude of the mountain, we have no shortage of color.
We can see different color pop up everywhere.
Half way up the mountain we arrived at the mountain lake that provides drinking water for Taipei. You can see why our water is so sweet!
Over on the other side of the mountain range is the Pacific ocean.
Along the way, I have photographed birds by the mountain stream, in the subtropical forest, by the ocean and at abandoned fish/shrimp farm. Come see them at my other blog, The Amazing Birds.