25 Apr 2022

25th April 2022 - waterbirds on the Deep Bay tideline, Hong Kong

Chinese Egret - Egretta eulophotes

Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Chinese Pond Herons - Ardeola bacchus
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Common Redshank -Tringa totanus
Chinese Egret - Egretta eulophotes
Eastern Cattle Egrets - Bulbulcus coromandus
Greater Sand Plover - Charadrius leschenaultii
Terek Sandpiper - Xenus cinereus
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Calidris acuminata

a mystery-flagged stint, possibly banded in Kamchatka -
Red-necked Stint - Calidris ruficollis
Black-faced Spoonbill  - Platalea minor
Black-faced Spoonbills  - Platalea minor
Black-faced Spoonbills  - Platalea minor
Gull-billed Tern - Geochelidon nilotica
Greater Sand Plover - Charadrius leschenaultii
Grey-tailed Tattler - Tringa brevipes

...and last but not least
Red-necked Stint - Calidris ruficollis

All viewed and photographed this morning from the Northern Floating Hide, Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong


  1. Wonderful shots, John. Mai Po and adjacent Deep Bay are amazing for the sheer diversity of waterbirds found there. Makes me want to jump on a plane and come back for a visit! Take good care. COVID seems to be rearing up again in your part of the world. All the best. David.

  2. Thanks, David - April is a real wader show for us here, as you know