25 June 2009

Welcome stranger

A phone call and a text message from Mai Po ( Thanks, Bena ! ) with the news that a Great Thicknee was on the 'scrape' at Mai Po on Wednesday 24th June. Perhaps thirty people managed to see it during the afternoon and evening.

It appears to have gone this morning, though.

Great Thicknees occur through the Indian subcontinent, and eastwards through SE Asia to west Yunnan province. There are some records from Hainan, but yesterday's bird appears to be the most easterly yet.

Thanks to the Mai Po WWF staff for finding it and getting the word out.

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