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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)

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

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

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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)

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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

Black-Capped And White-Throated Kingfishers
I was really thrilled to get two species of Kingfishers in the same shot. There is a bit of bridge here on the mud flat and the birds use the posts to look over the water in a stream below.
Species: Halcyon pileata (Black-capped Kingfisher), Halcyon smyrnensis (White-throated Kingfisher)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Black-Capped And White-Throated Kingfishers

Collared Crows
There were four birds in this little flock. The flew through stopping at places looking for food. They didn't stay for very long.
Species: Corvus torquatus (Collared Crow)

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

Immature Greater Coucal
I've seen this species on most visits to Mai Po - usually startled in a tree flying away. It's large (larger than a crow) and really doesn't sit around for picture taking. This individual showed up in the closest mangrove, took one look around and promptly headed back into the mangroves. This is a poor photo, but I wanted a record that I at least saw it once.
Species: Centropus sinensis (Greater Coucal)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > Immature Greater Coucal

False Tiger Moth
I have seen these moths on my last few visit - they are large, brightly coloured and active during the day. I had tried taking photos while they were in flight, but they are so active I always failed. This trip I tried harder to find them on plants and had some luck!
Species: Dysphania militaris (False Tiger Moth)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11 > False Tiger Moth

Marsh Sandpiper Wading
The guide identified this as a Marsh Sandpiper but the Common Greenshank sure looks similar. (Common Greenshank has a bit of an upturned bill - Marsh Sandpiper is flatter. These two birds are very closly related (both Tringa Genus)
Species: Tringa stagnatilis (Marsh Sandpiper)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 9 > Marsh Sandpiper Wading

Little Egret On Floating Boardwalk
This guy is starting to change to breeding colours. The bit of skin around his face is changing from yellow to green.
Species: Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 10 > Little Egret On Floating Boardwalk

Egret Flying
Egret Flying
Species: Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)

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Cormorant Flying By
There are hundreds and hundreds of these birds at Mai Po at this time of the year.
Species: Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 9 > Cormorant Flying By

Flock Of Black Tailed Godwit
I was really hurting for light - 1/25th of a second really isn't enough to take a photo of a bird, ignoring that it's through an 800mm lens.
Species: Limosa limosa melanuroides (Asian black-tailed godwit)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 10 > Flock Of Black Tailed Godwit

Elevated Boardwalk In Mangroves
Elevated Boardwalk In Mangroves
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Floating Boardwalk
Floating Boardwalk
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Chinese Pond Heron
The breeding plumage is quite red.
Species: Ardeola bacchus (Chinese Pond Heron)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong > Chinese Pond Heron

Walking In Tall Grass
Walking In Tall Grass
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