19 April 2019

Whiskered Terns

 Rough and wet weather at sea can bring more terns over the fishponds of the New Territories of Hong Kong.

“Marsh” Terns are the most frequently encountered. These Whiskered Terns were over fishponds near Mai Po this morning.

Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida

Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida

Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida

Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida

Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida

Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida

Less frequently encountered are Wild Boar.  I  disturbed this one between two fishponds and he (she ?) went ploughing off through the undergrowth, only returning when it thought it was safe.

Wild Boar - Sus scrofa

Wild Boar - Sus scrofa

Wild Boar - Sus scrofa
A few strands of grass came between me and a clearer view, but then - if the animal had seen me - it would have turned tail and fled anyway.


2 comments:

  1. Nice Tern shots John. The Boar looks a bit sacry............

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  2. Very good pictures with terns in fligth, I like it

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