22 November 2012

Nam Sang Wai, Hong Kong, 22nd Nov. 2012


The tide didn't drop to a "good" height for photography until about 10:00hrs, but the prospect of a bit of sunshine led me to decide to get down there and see what might be possible.





A couple of dozen Tufted Duck drifted in the creek and there was enough light for a few inflight shots.





Inevitably, a few Great Cormorants were moving about, too.



Once the mud next to the slipway was exposed, a Spotted Redshank came obligingly close…





followed by a Black-winged Stilt




A Black-faced Spoonbill landed only twenty metres away..


This is a rather grubby young bird; - only the more mature ones have a black bill pattern like scorched wood.

The view of the Nam Sang Wai slipway as I left ( The high rise buildings are in Shenzhen ).




Not the most beautiful of sites for photography, but there always seems to be something around.

6 comments:

  1. Nice shots John, esp. the spotshanks. I am working until Monday but might get out next week, weather permitting.

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  2. Nice set of images, John. Isn't that always the case where the "ugly" places are usually great for birds...

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  3. Nice close up of the Spoonbill John.........

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  4. Thanks, everyone !

    Now HK seems to be having a week of unseasonal rain..... I blame Climate Change.

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  5. You always capture the best flight shots, John! I've never had luck in capturing ducks in flight....

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    1. Ayuwat,

      fortunately, it's very open at NSW and photographers can see them coming... !

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