28 Mar 2022

A view from theMai Po Board Walk hides, 28th March 2022

Black-capped Kingfisher - Halcyon pileata

Gull-billed Tern - Geochelidon nilotica

Western Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Common Redshank - Tringa totanus (HK flags, reported on HKBWS site)

Red-necked Stint - Calidris ruficollis

Greater Sand Plover - Charadrius leschenaultii

Kentish Plover - Charadrius alexandrinus

Nordmann's Greenshank - Tringa guttifer

A wet morning, but there was no-one else around, and the low air pressure allowed the tide to rise higher than expected, bringing the birds close-ish to the hides.

Nice to see a variety of passage migrants around.


  1. Wonderful images, John. Your flight shots are always exceptional. This feature proves once again that Mai Po is an exceptional place.

  2. Great shots! Always nice to see the waders in their breeding plumage.

    1. Thanks, Forest - as April turns to May I’ll hope to be seeing fewer birds, but more spectacular plumage