25 Dec 2023

Pallas's Gulls at the Mai Po boardwalk hides

 On 26th November 2023 I was in the boardwalk hide at Mai Po and had a record (I think) total of seven Pallas's Gulls (Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus)

I couldn't get all seven in one shot, but anyway...

......looking at "The King of Gulls" beats trying to identify those difficult large white-headed ones !

12 Dec 2023

End of a sultry Autumn.....

Apologies for a paucity of posts in recent weeks, I had technical issues uploading images to "Blogger".

After manfully fiddling with the settings, things appear to be working again... here's a selection of what you've been missing....


Toodle Pip !

2 Oct 2023

Autumn ? Really ?

The hottest mid-autumn festival ever - they say, but there's no HK Observatory announcement yet.  

The mudskippers at Mai Po are vying with crabs for space on Mai Po's mudflats....

and there are a few birds around

Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike

White-shouldered Starlings

Whiskered Terns are passing through HK, both year birds and adults losing their breeding plumage...

23 Jun 2023

"Dragon Boat" races, breeding terns, Hong Kong - 22 June

 Feels like high summer now.....

"Tuen Ng Jit" and breeding terns, seen from the Tap Mun Ferry

Black-naped Tern - Sterna sumatrana 

Roseate Tern - Sterna dougallii

Roseate Tern - Sterna dougallii

Black-naped Tern - Sterna sumatrana

Viewed from Sai Kung Pier