20 Apr 2020

Little Curlew (Numenius minutus)

Little Curlew (Numenius minutus)

Sunday, 19th April 2020

News came via a WhatsApp birding group that a Little Curlew was parading around a small flooded paddy field in Long Valley.

These long-distance migrants are recorded less-than-annually in Hong Kong, due to lack of open grassland habitat here.

This confiding individual was feeding among emergent grass stems, taking caddis-fly larvae as far as I could see.

I was one of about a dozen photographers enjoying the show.

Apologies to anyone who is wondering where the three Chile seabird posts went.  They seemed to be affected by some kind of virus, with some pictures replaced by grey “No Entry” signs.  

This post is partly an experiment to see if the problem persists.