25 January 2010

Deep Bay - a "good" tide at Mai Po

Gloomy weather in Hong kong as a cold front crossed the south China coast last Friday, 22nd January.

However, the change in air pressure - or was it the wind ? - caused the tide to rise to an ideal height (higher than predicted) for bird viewing at the Mai Po Boardwalk hides.

There were only two of us in the hide, and one of us had "bunked off" his university lectures to be there. He picked a good day to do it.

Best of the bunch were






Three views of a Lesser Frigatebird - we only get about one a year on average..


and Relict Gull, perhaps the same one seen out in the bay a fortnight ago.

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