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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Regular winter visitors---Pied Avocets


Like many waterbirds, Pied Avocets love the warm winter in Hong Kong, and the Mudflats at Mai Po Nature Reserve is their favourite feeding place. 



Their upcurved bill is unique among water birds.





When feeding, the bill sweeps from side to side to catch small insects in water. 





Sometimes, they also dive in the water to search for food. 



While the majority of migratory birds are still on their way to Hong Kong, these early birds are enjoying a quiet moment at Mai Po Nature Reserve.   


10 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

Strange looking bird for me. I have not seen anything like it around where we live here in the state of Ohio.

Your photography is very much appreciated.

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-H-P's MÄRCHENSEITE-FOTOGRAFIE-H-P's FOTO ART said...

...eine sehr schöne Fotoserie...

Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Denis Degullacion said...

very nice collection. wish the bird could stop at Borneo...wishful thinking

Irene said...

Wow .... lovely series! Great shots! And thanks for visiting my blog and for adding up as follower # 250!

Irene

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful Avocets. Wonderful series of photos. I like your blog, very nice!

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

So nice to see this beautiful in that large number! It's a rare bird here where I live and I'd love to see it up close!

Chris said...

Long time I've seen. I could see them every morning when I was living in Camargue!!! Now I've not seen them for more than 12 years... Beautiful set of pictures!

Sam and Lisa said...

Stunning birds, one of my favourites.

cris photos said...

Que bela sequência de fotos , aves muito bonitas. um abraço.

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