27 February 2011

First Nordmann's of Spring

Nordmann's Greenshank, that is, and the first for me last Friday, although I think three were sighted earlier in the week.

Nordmann's Greenshank (Tringa Guttifer)

Mai Po's newest hide - beyond a zillion Avocet

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) -two shots

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

A few breaths of warm air, and the Koels are calling everywhere.


  1. Very nice John! Amazing how much nicer your Nordmann's are looking than ours. I think you must be getting adults already moving north, while we have 1st winters - looking much more worn and brown.

  2. I expect the adults will be displaying more of a sense of urgency than the 1st winters, too !

    Still, an interesting coincidence to see them in Sarawak (on your blog) as well as passing HK. Are any of the Sarawak birds going to be leg-flagged at some time in the future ?

  3. I've only seen a Nordmann's Greenshank once in Thailand many years ago and it was hundreds metres away from where I stood. Your photos are just so clear!

    Ps. Thanks a lot for your compliment on my artworks! I'm now trying to do as many paintings as I can, after abandoning it for quite a while.

  4. Looks like a fantastic place to visit.

    Congrats on the Nordmanns too.............