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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Love the comparison pics of the two Harriers! That needs to be in a book somewhere. Something I never realized or hadn't thought that much about Hong Kong - you have your residents, migrants from the north, AND the possibility of tropical species from the south such as Olive-back Sunbird and...
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    Ng Tung Chai, Hong Kong

    Fantastic post and a great bird Mike. They must stay more tropical as they are quite common in SE Asia as I'm sure you know. I echo the other comments about your new camera and the operator of it.
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Wow, what a great kick off to 2022! Good thing the reed and bush warblers sing.... Not too many flight shots of Japanese Quail that sharp around indeed. Congrats on a full and complete thrashing of your old record. I tried for 100 species on one 8km stretch of road 2 springs ago in a day and...
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Hi Mike, I will withhold comments about you calling below 10 degrees chilly. Hong Kong seems to be the place to be in December, some great East Asian species and fantastic photos as well. I especially enjoyed the winter plumaged Black-faced Buntings - good memories of those.
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Wowsers on the Buttonquail! Difficult to photograph indeed!
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    That's the proper way to photograph Yellow Bittern and beauty Whiskered Tern flight shot!
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Some great species there Mike. Love the phalaropes and the photo of them doing their typical thing. Beware the fire ants!
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    Panjin Birding by the Old Fat Man

    Some great species there Owen. That Liaohekou Nature Reserve sounds like a place to revisit for sure. Is that the one that has Red-crowned Cranes? Good numbers of Oystercatchers and Avocets. Congrats of the Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler! Another small warbler to look out for that spends a...
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Love the photos Mike. Especially love the Red-necked Phalarope shot. Tom
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    Panjin Birding by the Old Fat Man

    White-throated Rock Thrush male! Stunner! Love the egret and heron shots as well. Great to hear about the rookery and the fact that it is behind a fee :)
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    Panjin Birding by the Old Fat Man

    Wow Owen, what a post!! I must admit that every time I see a Saunders's gull in breeding plumage my heart jumps. Some great species there including the Pied Avocet and Black-tailed Godwit. Of interest, Bar-tailed Godwit far far far outnumbered Black-tailed (100:1) on the east coast of...
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Thanks Mike, I wasn't sure about what you meant regarding a pdf but just finished submitting T69 under the observation report section of that website. Was able to add a photo, etc.. and I believe it went through. I'm not sure how well known the small breeding site in Liaoning is as there were...
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Interesting bird indeed. Very special to be able to "get to know" a specific individual. All of my other photos of this one are by itself so unfortunately there's no more size comparison opportunities. It's so special to be able to know exact individuals to form such a clear link between...
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Hi Mike, great to hear about the total number now over 5000, indeed a success story. I always love to hear how the DMZ is actually aiding the spoonbill recovery. Here's one photographed by Zhuanghe, Liaoning. I forget if I ever tracked down where exactly it was number banded. T69 is the number.
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    Panjin Birding by the Old Fat Man

    Love this report Owen and fantastic photos as well. The Saunders's behaviour is of a nesting bird? It's too early for them to have eggs now though? I've read that they nest on "undisturbed" sandy beaches in the Panjin area. Great to see them in full breeding plumage - one of the best looking...
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