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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Pretty Tree Birds


The cooler weather and reduced food resources make our resident birds a lot more active these days. Although most of the birds are common residents here, they always give me a great pleasure to watch.  

The good looking Azure-winged Magpie is one of my favourites. 





Plain Prinia can always be seen and heard in the grassland, 




as well as on fruit trees.



The Scaly-breasted Munia 



and the White-rumped Munia are regular visitors of the grass field too.






The Oriental Magpie Robins are abundant and the male



is slightly more elegant looking than the female. 




The pretty Japanese White-eye, on the other hand, is rarely found on the ground. Being a very sociable bird, it is often seen in flocks.   




The winter migrants are plentiful too. The tiny long distance traveler Yellow-browed Warbler is everywhere but very difficult to photograph as it is extremely active.  





The Black-browed Reed Warbler is much bigger in size and related to the Eurasian Reed Warbler.



This is the first time I have spotted this Pied Wheatear who posed long enough for me to take a couple of shots.



  The sighting of the colourful Daurian Redstart makes the recent dull winter days more bearable. 




The Christmas holiday season is coming and I wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you for your kind support and interest in Hong Kong wildlife stories.


20 comments:

Isidro Ortiz said...

Estupendas capturas de estas bonitas aves.Saludos

Digi-Irma said...

Great series of beautiful birds.
Have a nice day, Irma

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds, I love the Daurian Redstart, he is so fantastic.

Giga said...

Patrzyłam i podziwiałam ptaki, które u Was fruwają. Zrobiłeś piękne zdjęcia i dziękuję za nie. Życzę również Radosnych Świat i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku.
I watched and admired the birds that fly at you. You did beautiful pictures and thank you for it. Also I wish Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

nic.b van es said...

wat een heerlijke serie vogels laat je ons zien juist op een moment dat hier toch weinig te fotograferen valt. hele fijne kerstdagen gewenst.

✿ chica said...

Um verdadeiro show!!Parabéns! Lindas! abraços e desde já, FELIZ NATAL! chica

Maria said...

Beautiful birds with beautiful scenery as usual!

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful birds! your shots are wonderful against the berries.

Breathtaking said...

This is my second attempt at posting a comment.Your photos are exceptional in quality and beauty.
A really wonderful series.

Merry Christmas!

Danielle v/d Horst said...

Jij heel erg bedankt voor alle mooie serie's die je heb laten zien ook fijne feestdagen lieve groetjes Daniëlle

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

I hardly can believe that these beauties are common in your area. Really amazing. Great shots and information. I enjoyed to see it. I hope you will have a great holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. Greetings, Joke

Helma said...

You hebbt again beautiful plates from sitting Friend of HK. Beautiful birds and beautiful detaisl. All beautifully portrayed.

Greetings, Helma

Choy Wai Mun said...

Congrats on the Wheatear. You have a splendid set of images here. Coincidentally, I also managed to photographed a Yellow-browed Warbler here in Malaysia just a few days back.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful birds! Great camera work.

Askartelin itte said...

Kauniita lintuja. Hyvää joulua sinulle!

Birdy said...

Very lovey birds!

Cindy said...

What a wonderful collection of birds I've never seen.. You are a truly talented photographer & observer.. Best in 2013 & the tear if the snake..

Majid Hafezparast said...

Fantastic photos!

Hilda R.B said...

Thanks for sharing this. This bird was so great. I have never seen this before.
Wish you a happy birding!
From Hilda

Rohrerbot said...

I love all your amazing birds. Those small ones, I imagine, are not easy to capture on film. Nicely done!