My wife was initially not totally enthused about going to China. As she had approached her retirement, she began getting increasingly involved in birding and photography. Most of our travels the last few years have been birding opportunities. She had heard and believed that birding opportunities were going to be very limited in major metropolitan areas in China.
Even though the range of species was not great, she was pleasantly surprised to find many birds, wherever we went. This photograph is one of her focusing in on swallows that were everywhere during our visit to the Imperial City.
Yvonne Cook Photo