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

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Eurasian Curlew In Flight
Eurasian Curlew In Flight
Species: Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew)

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

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Mudskippers Showing Fins
Mudskippers Showing Fins
Species: Boleophthalmus pectinirostris (大彈塗魚)

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

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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)

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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)

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Egret Flying
Egret Flying
Species: Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)

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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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Chinese Pond Heron
The breeding plumage is quite red.
Species: Ardeola bacchus (Chinese Pond Heron)

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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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Fiddler Crab In Mud
One of the signs in the Hong Kong Wetlands park had the scientific name for this species. Notice it has one big pincer for fighting and impressing the ladies and a small claw for eating.
Species: Uca arcuata (Fiddler crab)

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Cormorant Flying By
There are hundreds and hundreds of these birds at Mai Po at this time of the year.
Species: Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 9 > Cormorant Flying By

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 Wading
The guide identified this as a Marsh Sandpiper but the Common Greenshank sure looks similar. (Common Greenshank has a bit of an upturned bill - Marsh Sandpiper is flatter. These two birds are very closly related (both Tringa Genus)
Species: Tringa stagnatilis (Marsh Sandpiper)

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Kingfisher On A Branch
Yes, I need a 400mm lens and a teleconverter.
Species: Alcedo atthis (European Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher)

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Grey Herons On Gei Wai
These long canals used to be shrimp farms. I don't think it's farmed any more, but it's still rich habitat.
Species: Ardea cinerea (Grey Heron)

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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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Great Egret In Breeding Colours
That bit of their face mask goes blue and their beak goes black in breeding season.
Species: Ardea alba (Great Egret)

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