The Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong is famous for housing thousands of wintering birds each year. When the tide is right, these beautiful birds often put on a magnificent display. Watching these spectacular shows is always the highlight of my day there.
When I visited the Reserve last week, I was amazed to find the biggest swarms of shorebirds I have ever seen on display.
The number of Pied Avocets is often huge, but that day it was enormous!
Because they prefer to feed in shallow water, these birds would fly with the low tide which gave us birdwatchers a real treat!