19 May 2021

Here comes Summer...

"school is out, oh happy day..." Mai Po's wader passage peaked in April, but the later passage birds are usually in fine breeding plumage.
Spring 2021's only Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a non-breeder flagged "LM" was seen on Ponds 16/17 at Mai Po on the weekend of 8th/9th May
The Red Knot were showing well, too.
Greater Painted-Snipe are establishing themselves in the grass in front of Hide 3.


  1. I can only imagine the excitement at seeing a Spoon-billed Sandpiper.

  2. It was a big thrill for resident birders, too, David !

  3. Never seen a Spoony in breeding plumage.