Some wetland birds from Sunday

25 03 2013

It was supposed to be sunny yesterday.. I hate the weatherman.

Here’s what I could get, given the lighting and conditions of the day:

1. Male Wood duck – always a fave of mine

Male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. The ever present male Mallard

Male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. The diminutive Green-Winged Teal

Male Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Male Common Goldeneye

Male Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Male Ring-necked duck.

Male Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Fox sparrow to round out the set.

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

There are more at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633085249094/with/8587395191/

Hope you enjoy them!

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Hong Kong 2011-11-19

20 11 2011
Charlie - Looking a bit insaneBlack-faced spoonbillsBlack-faced spoonbillsBlack-faced spoonbillsBlack-faced spoonbillsLanding
Oriental Magpie RobinLong-tailed ShrikeKingfisher - so far awayBirds of a feather...HuntingHunting
HuntingGrey Heron in flightGreat Egret wading the flatsGreat Egret wading the flatsGreat TitA watery walkway...
Great CormorantBlack Collared StarlingLesser Egret FishingLesser Egret FishingEgret in flightChinese Pond Heron in flight

Hong Kong 2011-11-19, a set on Flickr.

We went out to the Mai Po protected Wetlands. It was a 3 hour guided tour with 25 people in the group. There were some amazing birds. It would have been nice to be alone and have a better chance of seeing some of them a lot closer. The visit was good though, and the cost was worthwhile. It was a long way from downtown to get there. I’m glad that Maggie and Francis live nearby!








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