24 Apr 2015

Red-necked Stints

 A bright sunny day in mid-April.

The tide is a lot lower than predicted, but the sun is shining and some of the the waders are close to the boardwalk hides at Mai Po Nature Reserve.

Terek Sandpiper - Xenus cinereus

Black-capped Kingfisher shows what "air supremacy" means
A group of umpteen Red-necked Stints have decided that the spot right in front of the hide is exactly where they want to be.

Halfway from Australia to Siberia, they are spending a few days on the Deep Bay mudflats, feeding as much as they can.

Red-necked Stint - Calidris ruficollis
And we're off on a trip - so this blog will be "Off Air" until the end of May.

Enjoy your birding, wherever you are !


  1. Enjoy your trip John.....................

    Nice Red Necked Stints, they should be turning up near here soon.

  2. Stunning photos of the Red Necked Stints!

  3. Stunning photos and a wonderful close-up!