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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Yesterday, 03:39
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By MKinHK
Another top report that builds the travails of...

Another top report that builds the travails of human existence (the winds of fortune or flatulence) into the excitement of a multi-day twitch - great stuff!

And congratulations on nailing the bird....
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 19th October 2020, 11:58
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By MKinHK
Having tried and failed to get out the door early...

Having tried and failed to get out the door early this morning and vegged all day at home instead I now have time to write up last weekend's trips to San Tin. Once again there were no major...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 17th October 2020, 11:44
Replies: 936
Views: 130,178
Posted By MKinHK
A cool woodpecker shot Owen. I admire your...

A cool woodpecker shot Owen.

I admire your phlegmatic approach to the vagaries of bureaucracy - drives me nuts when I butt heads with it!

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Sony Saturday 17th October 2020, 07:14
Replies: 338
Views: 54,212
Posted By MKinHK
Here's another useful tool for some basic...

Here's another useful tool for some basic settings - a YouTube video by a South African bird photographer that goes through some of the settings in the camera and also for editing in light...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 15th October 2020, 05:46
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By MKinHK
Oops! well spotted Gretchen - now...

Oops! well spotted Gretchen - now amended.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 14th October 2020, 13:08
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By MKinHK
Thanks Owen and Gretchen - I'm really pleased how...

Thanks Owen and Gretchen - I'm really pleased how the tern shots worked out. The setting was F5 with a 1/1000 shutter speed.

This autumn has been more about tracking the steady progression of...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Friday 9th October 2020, 09:11
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By MKinHK
Thanks Tom. I focused on the birds and the rest...

Thanks Tom.

I focused on the birds and the rest was a bonus!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 8th October 2020, 00:17
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By MKinHK
Ran out of time in posting pix for the above...

Ran out of time in posting pix for the above visit, so here they are. First up the Whiskered and White-winged Terns
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 4th October 2020, 08:12
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By MKinHK
After not getting round to posting last week's...

After not getting round to posting last week's visit I'll post that first before updating on yesterday's hobble round San Tin.

Last week was all about the terns. 125 Whiskered Terns and a single...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 24th September 2020, 00:02
Replies: 68
Views: 3,493
Posted By MKinHK
A cracking report! The shot of the Flamingoes...

A cracking report!

The shot of the Flamingoes and White-cheeked Pintails is terrific.

One day ...

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 00:06
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By MKinHK
Made your day - that would have made my week, or...

Made your day - that would have made my week, or even my month! Congratulations!

It seems Red-footed Boobies spread the love far and wide, and that September is a favoured month. I had Hong Kong's...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 21st September 2020, 11:19
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By MKinHK
Most likely with a bluish speculum and strong...

Most likely with a bluish speculum and strong supercilium is Garganey

Cheers
Mike
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 20th September 2020, 04:55
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By MKinHK
A much cooler and, as a result, longer and more...

A much cooler and, as a result, longer and more enjoyable visit to San Tin this morning. I made a decent start and was on-site shortly after 0730 and almost immediately picked up a surprise immature...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 16th September 2020, 01:45
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By MKinHK
Still plenty of time left this autumn Owen! I...

Still plenty of time left this autumn Owen!

I guess we’re all wondering where the next trip will be...

In the meantime the hunt for patch gold continues. And, stop press, two Fairy Pittas have...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 13th September 2020, 02:55
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By MKinHK
A baking hot morning with the specific intention...

A baking hot morning with the specific intention of catching the peak week of Manchurian Reed Warbler passage started excellently with a smoky-brown Himalayan Swiftlet that lingered onsite long...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Friday 11th September 2020, 00:33
Replies: 936
Views: 130,178
Posted By MKinHK
Interesting. I wonder if that would work 20...

Interesting. I wonder if that would work 20 floors up?
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th September 2020, 22:38
Replies: 70
Views: 3,020
Posted By MKinHK
I expect (but hope never to find out) that it's...

I expect (but hope never to find out) that it's pretty hard to shoot straight while sh!tting yourself ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th September 2020, 22:33
Replies: 99
Views: 3,702
Posted By MKinHK
For a little bit of crazy . . . Hong Kong has...

For a little bit of crazy . . . Hong Kong has offered free tests. 1.33 million people have taken them, and just 21 have been found to be carriers.

Also going stir crazy, but local patching has its...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 8th September 2020, 11:03
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By MKinHK
My first return to San Tin for nearly nine months...

My first return to San Tin for nearly nine months in the heat of early September delivered a nice suite of migrants, but not without some hard work!

While it wasn't exactly heaving I enjoyed the...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 7th September 2020, 23:05
Replies: 936
Views: 130,178
Posted By MKinHK
How cool to have both parrotbills...

How cool to have both parrotbills nearby!

Cheers
Mike
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 29th August 2020, 10:37
Replies: 936
Views: 130,178
Posted By MKinHK
Definitely Wood sandpiper Owen. I think the...

Definitely Wood sandpiper Owen. I think the feathers on the side of the breast have fluffed up over the point of the wing leaving that funny white spot.

This bird is too spotty on the back from...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 23rd August 2020, 11:59
Replies: 70
Views: 3,020
Posted By MKinHK
Here's a link to a BirdFair talk on this topic,...

Here's a link to a BirdFair talk on this topic, which (to me at least) gives a fair representation of the issues....
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 22nd August 2020, 15:34
Replies: 936
Views: 130,178
Posted By MKinHK
Wonderful that the terns have increased - and...

Wonderful that the terns have increased - and even better if that's as a result of Govt public service announcements!

Those baby Azure-wnged Magpies are just brilliant!

Never reveal the secrets of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 22nd August 2020, 13:54
Replies: 70
Views: 3,020
Posted By MKinHK
Actually I was agreeing with you Andy. I have...

Actually I was agreeing with you Andy. I have absolutely no answer for how to deal with that. My apologies if that was not evident in what I wrote.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 22nd August 2020, 09:10
Replies: 70
Views: 3,020
Posted By MKinHK
Agree that birding is a relatively small niche,...

Agree that birding is a relatively small niche, but wider nature tourism is not - consider the whole safari experience in Africa, India and Sri Lanka, whale and dolphin watching all round the world,...
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