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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Get Up Close and Personal With The Waders (1)---Pied Avocet

Each year, thousands of Pied Avocets come to Hong Kong and spend the winter in Mai Po Nature Reserve.

When  the tide is low, sometimes they get really close to the Birdhides on the mudflats while searching for food. 

Occasionally, some of them get carried away feeding right underneath my nose.

It is a privilege to be able to watch these beautiful birds so closely, and it always makes my day.


Alan Pavey said...

They are indeed a pleasure to watch and getting as you say is a real privilege, lovely set of pics :-)

Cristina Ferreira said...

Estas fotos são um sonho, me encantam. Belissimas , adoro essas aves em voo.


Monts said...

Great set of images,your really fortunate to have so many overwintering, and to get them so close is marvellous.

Giga said...

To radość oglądać te śliczne ptaki. Świetne są ich dzioby wygięte do góry. Zdjęcie z ptakami w locie jest śliczne. Pozdrawiam z Polski.

It's fun to watch these beautiful birds. Great are their beaks bent upwards. Photo of birds in flight is beautiful. I greet the Polish.

Unknown said...

Lovely set of images great work.

Choy Wai Mun said...

You are so lucky. Avocets are truly beautiful waders.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne

Very nice pictures! Love the third picture with the skyline in the background, great! But you show many really nice pictures. Great work!
They have really strange beaks, i havent seen these birds before.. or maybe I have, but not this close.. Thanks for sharing!
Have a nice weekend..
Yvonne & Raphael

Chris said...

Well I understand that it made your day as the pictures are wonderful. I used to see it every day when I lived in Camargue, but now I've not seen it for years!

siga said...

Gorgeous photos, especially of the immense multitude of those birds! making strange patterns in the action, love it!

Salva Recio Urbano said...

Excelente serie, un acercamiento muy pero que muy bueno, te felicito.

Un abrazo.

Bonnie K said...

They look so graceful with their little turned up beaks.

rainfield61 said...

While hunting for food, they are checking their makeup in the water.