Yes, I know I'll have to be more imaginative in my choice of attention-grabbing blog post titles.
Anyway, a "mixed bag" from the past couple of weeks. Here's one from Shek Kong Water Catchment...
|Dark-sided Flycatcher - Muscicapa sibirica
|Greater Painted-Snipe - Rostratula benghalensis
Black-faced Spoonbills have really started to come back to Deep Bay in the last few days, November is actually the month of Hong Kong's high counts of these.
|Black-faced Spoonbill - Platalea minor
Near Mai Po's "Tower Hide", an Asian Brown Flycatcher -
|Asian Brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa dauurica
And from the "Tower Hide" itself, another species now building up in numbers;
|Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
A few of the "usual suspects" in my favorite drain, taken from a portable "Tragopan V3" hide….
|Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago
|Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola
|Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis
Back out at Mai Po's boardwalk hides -
|Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa (melanuroides)
|Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia
Chances are, this is a Heuglins Gull (now held by the I.O.C. to be a race of Lesser Black-backed Gull), because most of our LWHGs are this type. But I'm not sure.
|Heuglin's Gull - Larus fuscus (heuglini) ??