It has been one of those days when the Hong Kong Observatory "Hot Weather Warning" has sizzled on the computer screen.
|Pond 12, Mai Po Nature Reserve|
At Mai Po Nature Reserve this morning the air was clear and still. I met Andrew Hardacre just before sunrise and we paused for a few "scenics", then headed out through Border Fence Gate 107 to the boardwalk hides overlooking Deep Bay.
|Hong Kong's "Border Security Fence" - yes, we've still got one !|
David Diskin had beaten us to the hide, and John Allcock joined us later.
In the distance a large congregation of Egrets, mainly Great and Little, shuffled along the banks of a creek as the tide came in.
|Egrets in Deep Bay, Shenzhen in background|
Mostly Great Egrets (Ardea alba) - did I mention "lots" ?
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
There were some waders around, too....
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Common Redshank (juvenile) (Tringa totanus)
Grey-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes)
|and egrets as the tide rolled in|
Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) (Edited)