28 Mar 2014

Last rays of winter sunshine

Just back to Hong Kong and here's another one "I made before the programme started..."

I'll post this before all these winter visitors disappear and head north for their breeding seasons. The weather here is humid today, and the Large Hawk Cuckoo's "Brain Fever !" is being drowned by Asian Koels going, well, "KO _ EL !"

Over Ponds 16/17 at Mai Po..

Eastern Marsh Harrier - Circus spilonotus

Eastern Marsh Harrier - Circus spilonotus (same bird as above)
 At Nam Sang Wai....

Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia

Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea

Northern Pintail - Anas acuta

Eurasian Teal - Anas crecca

Eurasian Teal - Anas crecca
 And from the boardwalk hides at Mai Po...

Saunders's Gull - Chroicocephalus saundersi

Saunders's Gull - Chroicocephalus saundersi
And I think I've done the BIFs enough for now....


  1. Some very nice BIFs there John and, for once, all birds I have seen in Hokkaido...............

  2. Excellent photos!
    Greetings from Poland

  3. Beautiful shots! Great that you are back home - hope you had a wonderful trip and look forward to seeing new pics etc

  4. John,

    Great BIF shots! The harrier looks similar to the one we saw at hide 3 some months back.

  5. Thanks All, for the comments : you're right Ah Kei.....the harrier IS the one we saw from hide 3