24 October 2009

Twitch for Cotton Teal

A tip-off (Thanks, Tung and the others who gave us a call) and off we went to Shan Pui village, Yuen Long.

Loads of people had come and gone, but an appreciative crowd lingered..




the support act - Pheasant-tailed Jacana


and Hong Kong's fifth (?) COTTON TEAL (foreground) - Common Moorhen at the rear


And here's one taken in Long Valley yesterday

Oriental Reed Warbler

Lots of interesting autumn migrants around at the moment.

3 comments:

  1. Nice to see familiar birds! Where would this village be - how far from HK?

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  2. Very nice shots of the birds John. The Cotton Teal is quite the find and I love the photos of the Pheasant-tailed Jacana and Oriental Reed Warbler. The Oriental Reed Warbler actually reminds me of our Ash-throated Flycatcher in North America.

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