Beijing seemed devoid of birds outside of Tree Sparrows. However, at pockets of greenery there were some exciting birds. As soon as we entered the grounds to the Temple of Heaven we encountered big groups of this lovely looking Magpie, actively flying between rows of planted coniferous trees. They would come down on the lawn for water and food leftover placed there my the park caretakers.
This bird is only found in the temperate parts of Eastern Asia.