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Cormorant Flying By
You can see all of the cormorants perched in the trees behind. Apparently their guano signifigantly changes the chemistry in the area.
Species: Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)

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More Birds
Those tall white birds (black legs, yellow bill) are great egrets. The smaller black and white birds are White-breasted waterhen.
Species: Ardea alba (Great Egret)

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Black Face Spoonbill
Everybody is excited about this bird because there is only a few thousand of them left in the world and only a few hundred come to Hong Kong. There was a flock of about 30 of them in a larger pond and a few individuals wading.
Species: Platalea minor (Black-faced Spoonbill)

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Marsh Sandpiper
This bird happened to wander close enough that I got a nice photo of it.
Species: Tringa stagnatilis (Marsh Sandpiper)

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Flock Of Black Tailed Godwit
I was really hurting for light - 1/25th of a second really isn't enough to take a photo of a bird, ignoring that it's through an 800mm lens.
Species: Limosa limosa melanuroides (Asian black-tailed godwit)

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White Throated Kingfisher In Mangroves
This kingfisher was larger than I thought it would be - more like our belted kingfishers rather than the smaller common kingfishers.
Species: Halcyon smyrnensis (White-throated Kingfisher)

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Little Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Species: Charadrius dubius curonicus (Little Ringed Plover)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 12 > Little Ringed Plover

Black Faced Spoonbilll Beak
Black Faced Spoonbilll Beak
Species: Platalea minor (Black-faced Spoonbill)

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Black Faced Spoonbill Profile
Black Faced Spoonbill Profile
Species: Platalea minor (Black-faced Spoonbill)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 12 > Black Faced Spoonbill Profile

Caspian Terns In Crowd
There were few terns and many seagulls, but the bright red bill makes them stand out.
Species: Hydroprogne caspia (Caspian tern)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 12 > Caspian Terns In Crowd

Chinese Pond Heron
Chinese Pond Heron
Species: Ardeola bacchus (Chinese Pond Heron)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 12 > Chinese Pond Heron

Eurasian Curlew Missing Foot
Eurasian Curlew Missing Foot
Species: Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 12 > Eurasian Curlew Missing Foot

Blackface Spoonbill Swallowing Fish
Blackface Spoonbill Swallowing Fish
Species: Platalea minor (Black-faced Spoonbill)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 12 > Blackface Spoonbill Swallowing Fish

Red-whiskeredBulbul
Red-whiskeredBulbul
Species: Pycnonotus jocosus (Red-whiskered Bulbul)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 12 > Red-whiskeredBulbul

Black Eared Kite Turning
I really wasn't expecting to take photos of this bird - that is why the exposure is so off. I was walking in the area (actually taking photos of butterflies) and the bird flew - much further away than a bird in Vancouver does. I shot with what was set. Shooting a dark bird against an overcast sky is always a poor idea.
Species: Milvus migrans lineatus (black-eared kite)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 9 > Black Eared Kite Turning

Black Eared Kite
There were lots of large predators flying around the shores in Sai Kung. I believe I saw an Osprey at a long distance. The Black-eared Kites were by far the most common - later in the day I saw at least 10 from our position on the boat.
Species: Milvus migrans lineatus (black-eared kite)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 9 > Black Eared Kite

Claira With The Big Birds
Claira With The Big Birds
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 9 > Claira With The Big Birds

Sulphur-crestedCockatoo Having Shower
Sulphur-crestedCockatoo Having Shower
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 9 > Sulphur-crestedCockatoo Having Shower

Blue-frontedAmazon Pair
Blue-frontedAmazon Pair
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 9 > Blue-frontedAmazon Pair

King Fisher Fishing
This is 5 photos composited in photoshop. This tiny bird was repeatedly fishing (dumb fish) so I shot on each flight. Too bad I don't own a 1500mm lens.
Species: Alcedo atthis (European Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong > King Fisher Fishing

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