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Forum: Sony Sunday 13th October 2019, 21:05
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By MKinHK
The zoom has just stopped working on mine too....

The zoom has just stopped working on mine too. Yet to take it in - but not encouraged by the price of repair you were quoted...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 13th October 2019, 21:02
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By MKinHK
Sounds like a great trip - Sabine's Gulls being...

Sounds like a great trip - Sabine's Gulls being harassed by jaegers looks pretty cool, as does the all-black-headed Tufted Puffin, not to mention the whales!

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 13th October 2019, 03:57
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By MKinHK
Nice report Paul - 60spp from the balcony alone...

Nice report Paul - 60spp from the balcony alone is impressive!

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 13th October 2019, 03:43
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By MKinHK
Some quality birds there - I never knew Black...

Some quality birds there - I never knew Black Francolin got that far west.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 12th October 2019, 12:19
Replies: 388
Views: 106,531
Posted By MKinHK
Thanks Gretchen - as close as I've ever got to an...

Thanks Gretchen - as close as I've ever got to an oriole I believe!

The shrimp is a lantern - would love to see it lit up!

Cheers
Mike
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Friday 11th October 2019, 07:30
Replies: 113
Views: 4,881
Posted By MKinHK
Many thanks gents - sounds like the wallet needs...

Many thanks gents - sounds like the wallet needs it own Instagram account!

Chris went for option 3: find it in a place where it is easily seen if you're not blind. Hejust came across it in a spot...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 10th October 2019, 13:05
Replies: 113
Views: 4,881
Posted By MKinHK
We headed towards the spot Chris had found the...

We headed towards the spot Chris had found the Rosy Starling the day before, picking up a Brown Shrike and both Spotted and White-rumped Munias feeding on grass heads along the access road to the...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 10th October 2019, 12:52
Replies: 113
Views: 4,881
Posted By MKinHK
Thanks Tom - watch this space for more on the...

Thanks Tom - watch this space for more on the wallet!

Afternoon and overnight rain that the weather radar showed would blow through in the next hour had me heading for San Tin on Sunday morning with...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 10th October 2019, 08:16
Replies: 388
Views: 106,531
Posted By MKinHK
Seduced away by the terrific diversity and...

Seduced away by the terrific diversity and potential for finding great birds at San Tin I ‘ve not been to Tai O for almost a year. With transport totally messed up by the ongoing demonstrations in...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 4th October 2019, 22:32
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By MKinHK
Sounds like "not visiting the ponds" was a wildly...

Sounds like "not visiting the ponds" was a wildly successful strategy!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 1st October 2019, 04:28
Replies: 113
Views: 4,881
Posted By MKinHK
On Saturday I was distracted away from San Tin by...

On Saturday I was distracted away from San Tin by news of Red-backed Shrike found at Long Valley by John Alcock. In a routine twitch I rocked up and quickly found it hunting a banana field from an...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 29th September 2019, 00:44
Replies: 73
Views: 2,455
Posted By MKinHK
A great summary putting your whole trip into...

A great summary putting your whole trip into context. I’ve heard great things a out Georgia from various sources and am increasingly tempted, especially given your wife enjoyed it too.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 26th September 2019, 01:18
Replies: 113
Views: 4,881
Posted By MKinHK
There is. How stuffed will remain a mystery....

There is. How stuffed will remain a mystery.

There are two suggested search techniques:

1. BYO strimmer, but note that this will destroy the best microhabitat on the site, and possibly the wallet...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 26th September 2019, 01:05
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By MKinHK
Wonderful description of the night sky!

Wonderful description of the night sky!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 25th September 2019, 12:41
Replies: 113
Views: 4,881
Posted By MKinHK
This spot is also where I head northwards along a...

This spot is also where I head northwards along a well-grassed bund that often holds good numbers of acrocephalus warblers. I immediately began seeing the first of 30-odd Oriental Reed Warblers, as...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 25th September 2019, 12:41
Replies: 113
Views: 4,881
Posted By MKinHK
Today was the day that the quality started to...

Today was the day that the quality started to flow this autumn. This followed a couple of days of easterlies and lower humidity, which also made the birding significantly more pleasant. As I...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 24th September 2019, 11:33
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By MKinHK
More good stuff - not sure I'll truly believe...

More good stuff - not sure I'll truly believe Major Mitchel''s actually exists until I see the bird for my self - just astonishing!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 24th September 2019, 05:50
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By MKinHK
Enjoying it too - but it does sound like hard...

Enjoying it too - but it does sound like hard work, excellent driving skills, a 4WD and endurance are pre-requisites to catch up with some tricky species.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd September 2019, 13:41
Replies: 41
Views: 2,562
Posted By MKinHK
I think you might be right Larry. Looking again...

I think you might be right Larry. Looking again at the pix the jizz is better for Long-billed. Not sure about the altitude - I was somewhere between 700 and 1000m and Pizzey and Knight gives 400m as...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd September 2019, 10:56
Replies: 73
Views: 2,455
Posted By MKinHK
Despite the impressive numbers and views of...

Despite the impressive numbers and views of raptors the line “enveloped by bee-eaters and hirundines” is what captured my imagination of the sheer spectacle of the migration.

Great stuff!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 18th September 2019, 11:15
Replies: 113
Views: 4,881
Posted By MKinHK
Thanks Tom and Owen. Its good to get back on...

Thanks Tom and Owen.

Its good to get back on site with passage underway - just hoping that the cooler weather will kick in soon!

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 16th September 2019, 14:49
Replies: 41
Views: 2,562
Posted By MKinHK
A long drive south to the Mungalli Biodynamic...

A long drive south to the Mungalli Biodynamic Dairy produced Brown Falcon and a first Wedge-tailed Eagle close to the farm as well as excellent cheesecake, outstanding scones, cream-tastic coffee and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th September 2019, 01:06
Replies: 151
Views: 10,610
Posted By MKinHK
BF quote of the year!

BF quote of the year!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 16th September 2019, 00:27
Replies: 113
Views: 4,881
Posted By MKinHK
Having badly sunburned myself on the chest and...

Having badly sunburned myself on the chest and neck two weeks ago I had a weekend off - a decision made easy by the blistering heat - I had to wait until today to get back to San Tin. An early start...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 15th September 2019, 02:39
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By MKinHK
That Common Nighthawk view sounds wonderful!

That Common Nighthawk view sounds wonderful!
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