25 Apr 2021

Hong Kong Southern Waters 25th April 2021 - a seabird trip

A suitably-distanced masked, precautionary boat trip led us to a regular stream of Terns, eight species heading northeastwards included Little, Aleutian,Bridled,Black-naped,Common,Gull-billed, Greater Crested Tern and Caspian Tern. Aleutian Tern
Common Tern
Greater Crested Tern
Little Tern
Arctic Skuas (Parasitic Jaegers) were present, too...
Short-tailed Shearwaters are passing through HK waters now. This was the closest..
"Also-seens" included Red-necked Phalarope..
Several example of "Visible Migration" included this group of Cattle Egret, possibly arrived from the Philippines


  1. I hope you shot a video of the tern on the surfboard!

    1. Yes, David, I’m putting it on You Tube - it beats bears on roller skates any day !

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    1. Thanks Stu., - it has to be BIFs mostly on those boat trips...