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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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    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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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Love the photos Mike. Especially love the Red-necked Phalarope shot. Tom
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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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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Love the photos Mike and some great birds there. Love the pic of both spoonbill species together. There aren't too many places to get such a picture. I wish I was still in south and east Liaoning to welcome back the Black-faced Spoonbill. I think they usually arrived in late April or early...
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Love that Egret shot Mike and both Spoonbills in the same day is always a treat. Like the Ferr. Duck photo as well. Tom
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Love the tern shots with the buildings in the background Mike. Must have been tough to get the birds in focus but still have the buildings visible? I'm not a photography expert but don't you need a very high F stop to make that happen?
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Sounds like a great visit. Painted Snipe are super cool. My nemesis until I finally found my first one in Kenya last summer.
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Great photos of a great specie Mike. As you say, it's strange how rarities can be so visible and calm sometimes. Regarding the reporting of flags/rings, this is what I have from 2010 and 2011. Not sure how current it all is.
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Hi Owen and Mike, I have some information from 2010 about how to report flags, rings, bands, etc... I did this many times before and always had great feedback with lots of information about the bird's history. I'm happy to post that here but I'll wait for Mike to see if he has something more...
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    How common is it for you to find flagged waders Mike? I have an old chart from 2010 that says yellow over orange in East Asia is from SW WA Australia. I have a word document from 2011 saying the same thing but that there could possibly be a white ring/band lower on the left leg as well?
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Fantastic day again. I would love to come and bird your patch with you right now Mike! As you know, I had a similar sized (30 acre) patch in Dalian (also fish ponds) some years ago now and I can certainly feel your excitement when you find something like a Eurasian Jay in your area. When you...
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Mike, gripped by the good birds and all but the wallet is stealing the show here. Did Chris use suggestion #1 or 2 from your post above to find it? Is your birding site still there? Did he bring his own strimmer? Did the alcohol work? Anxiously awaiting your reply, Tom
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    A great read as usual Mike. That's an incredible number or species for one place and I've enjoyed reading about the quests for many of the 476. Geography is a brilliant thing for Hong Kong birding. Still love the term "Swintail". Sorry about the wallet incident as well.
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Love the Common Sandpiper on the rope piles! Great to see this thread going again. Tom
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Wow Mike, I think you got it (!)
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Very nice Mike. Glad you survived the snakes!
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Very well written Mike! I could sense the urgency and pressure you were under in your writing. Some quality species. Hong Kong must have quite a list. Congrats on successful mid week twitching.
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    San Tin Fishponds (and beyond), Hong Kong

    Love the egret and dog shot! What is a Fantail Snipe? I've heard of Swin-tailed ;) Is Fantail a recent separation from Common?
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