31 Oct 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.

29 Oct 2008

Mai Po Boardwalk 28th Oct 2008

Three Red Knot and one Great Knot

Stilts and Avocet follow the incoming tide

28 Oct 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:-


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


20 Oct 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.

18 Oct 2008

15 Oct 2008

October at Mai Po

Just a few shots from the boardwalk hides this morning

Eastern Marsh Harrier

Eurasian Curlew