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Bad Day For A Mudskipper
I think there is a large amount of food stealing with Egrets. When I saw an Egret get food, it generally flew off.
Species: Ardea alba (Great Egret)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Bad Day For A Mudskipper

White Wagtail Leucopsis
On two different occasions I saw this species show up at the foreshore.
Species: Motacilla alba leucopsis (White-faced Wagtail)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > White Wagtail Leucopsis

Osprey On Watch
Ocean, Rivers, Lakes, Old World, New World, these birds are pretty much everywhere.
Species: Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Osprey On Watch

Saunders Gull
Saunders Gull
Species: Chroicocephalus saundersi (Saunders's Gull, Chinese black-headed gull)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Saunders Gull

White Throated Kingfisher Chased Off Perch
Saunders's gull is apparently a kleptoparasite, it likes to steal food from other species.
Species: Halcyon smyrnensis (White-throated Kingfisher), Chroicocephalus saundersi (Saunders's Gull, Chinese black-headed gull)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > White Throated Kingfisher Chased Off Perch

Black Kite Landing
Usually these birds soar and soar and soar - I don't often see them land.
Species: Milvus migrans lineatus (black-eared kite)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Black Kite Landing

Common Sandpiper With Reflection
Common Sandpiper With Reflection
Species: Actitis hypoleucos (Common Sandpiper)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Common Sandpiper With Reflection

Lone Caspian Tern
There is one Caspian Tern in the middle of the scene. Some cormorants, some of the larger gulls and ducks. The Northern Shoveler is pretty common (green head, large bill) and Eurasian Wigeon.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Lone Caspian Tern

Pied Avocet
Last year I saw hundreds of these birds skimming the mud - this year only a few dozen. They may have been further out or already migrated to a new location.
Species: Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Pied Avocet

Whimbrel
There were only two of three of these running around close by, but they are quite funny to watch. They plunge that long beak deep into the mud hoping to pull up whatever they eat - they almost look like they are falling on their faces.
Species: Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Whimbrel

Little Egret
Those bright yellow feet sure stand out.
Species: Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Little Egret

Common Greenshank
David Diskin was kind enough to correct my incorrect identification - this is a common greenshank, not a Marsh Sandpiper. The bill here is slightly upturned while a Marsh Sandpiper has a flat bill.
Species: Tringa nebularia (Common greenshank)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Common Greenshank

Oriental Magpie-Robin
These birds would come and go. They aren't setup well for feeding in the mud, but that didn't stop them for getting a meal.
Species: Copsychus saularis (Oriental Magpie-Robin)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Oriental Magpie-Robin

Yellow Wagtail
This guy showed up for about a minute and was never seen again from my hide. He looks more like a forest bird than a beach bird to me.
Species: Motacilla flava (Yellow Wagtail, Western Yellow Wagtail)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Yellow Wagtail

Red-Base Jezebel
When your 100mm lens gets close enough to really see a butterfly, it is really close to the butterfly. Often the butterfly just flies away well before you get that close. This individual was really patient.
Species: Delias pasithoe (redbase Jezebel)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Red-Base Jezebel

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

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Little Ringed Plover Breeding

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

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Little Ringed Plover

Intermediate Egret Hunting
I believe this is a non-breeding Intermediate Egret because of the black feet (not little egret) and plumes (not cattle egret) and small size (not great egret).
Species: Egretta intermedia (Intermediate Egret, Plumed Egret)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Intermediate Egret Hunting

Common Redshank
Common Redshank
Species: Tringa totanus (Common Redshank)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Common Redshank

Black-Capped Kingfisher
This is the closest this bird got. Once I started taking pictures it looked at me and then flew off.
Species: Halcyon pileata (Black-capped Kingfisher)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Black-Capped Kingfisher

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