31 October 2008

Sunny evening at Long Valley

Siberian Stonechat
Common Snipe
Long Valley is only a five-minute drive from home. There are quite a few birds around now. Painted Snipe was about, but too well-hidden in the reeds for a clear photo.

28 October 2008

Wintering Birds at Mai Po on 28 Oct 2008

I didn't get where I am today (?) by offering witty or pertinent comments... pics of winter visitors, here they are:-


Dunlin

Black-faced Spoonbills

black-faced Spoonbills

Long-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher - same as above.

Autumnal sunshine (after the hottest summer in Hong kong for ten years) and a good complement of winter visitors from the Boardwalk hides

John

20 October 2008

Sunny Sunday on Po toi Island, Hong Kong

Blue and White Flycatcher, male

Ceylon Blue Tiger


Asian Brown Flycatchers



Black-winged Cuckoo-shrikes


Grey-streaked Flycatcher

Apart from the three above, there were also Verditer, Mugimaki and Narcissus Flycatchers at Po Toi yesterday.

I think Geoff Welch has tallied eleven species of flycatcher on Po Toi so far this autumn.

15 October 2008