5 Jan 2017

Shake your Booty .....

Booted Warbler - Iduna caligata
Thanks to Mike Kilburn for finding this in the scrubby margins beside some San Tin fishponds.  Hong Kong's fifth or sixth Booted Warbler - and the first for me in HK !
Booted Warbler - Iduna caligata

Booted Warbler - Iduna caligata
A reprise here of some of the birds wintering around Deep Bay in midwinter -

Eastern Marsh Harrier - Circus spilonotus

Oriental Turtle Dove - Streptopelia orientalis

Nordmann's Greenshank - Tringa guttifer

Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus scolopaceus

Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus scolopaceus

White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis

White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis

Dunlin - Calidris alpina

Saunders's Gull - Chroicocephalus saundersi

Saunders's Gull - Chroicocephalus saundersi

Saunders's Gull - Chroicocephalus saundersi

Saunders's Gull - Chroicocephalus saundersi

(mostly) Great Cormorants - Phalacrocorax carbo

Eastern Marsh Harrier - Circus spilonotus

Finally, a Common Kestrel ponders the year ahead.  
Common Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus
We're certainly affecting their habitat everywhere... 

And we're away on a trip - so posting will be light for a month or so.