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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Wintering Birds in Mai Po Nature Reserve


I was a bit worried about missing the wintering birds in Mai Po Nature Reserve this year as I have been away a lot lately.
   Luckily, there are still plenty of them around in the Reserve and the birds don’t even seem to mind the recent air pollution.






I thought the Black & White images might look less depressing because of the poor air quality.




 

It makes me wonder how long these birds will be able to spend the winter here, as more and more residential buildings are being constructed every year on the other side of the mudflats in mainland China. 





16 comments:

Isidro Ortiz said...

Espectacular concentracion de aves.Saludos

nic.b van es said...

dat zijn er nogal wat ,wel een heel mooi gezicht zoveel.

Giga said...

Człowiek jednak jest straszny, bo niszczy przyrodę. Dobrze jednak, że ptaki tam są, ale jak długo. Pozdrawiam.
Man, however, is terrible, because destroying nature. Well, however, that the birds are there, but for how long. Yours.

Bob Bushell said...

I wish that HK could be a lot healthier than it is. Good bird life there.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It wasn't until close to the end did I realize there were buildings in the distance. I scrolled back up to see if I had missed them in the other photos and was surprised to see them there too. Egads!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, the black and white are very nice.
Greetings Irma

Herman versteeg said...

Mooie serie is dit.
groetjes Herman.

Magia da Inês said...

É bom ver tantas aves juntas na natureza.
Entendo sua preocupação... "o progresso" vem chegando e as aves se vão para sempre!...
Seria tão bom se houvesse outra maneira de equilibrar a situação!
Boa quinta-feira!
Um ótimo dia para você!
Beijinhos do Brasil
.·° ♫♪•.

Marco Alpha said...

Hello,
What a lot of birds!!
Very funny!!

Greetings,
Marco

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wow, there are really many, many birds. It must be a delight to stand there, watching them. Great series, Greetings, Joke

Maria said...

I was worried about them too, I like the B&W ones bit better.

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Oakland Daily Photo said...

I find it heartening to see/know that Nature persists even in the most inhospitable environments. Nice documentation of the bird migration in your area.

Cindy said...

So very sorry pollution is so bad that it all looks better in B & W.. We are making a sorry state of the earth.. Enjoy your images as always!

Joe said...

Wonderful wildlife shots. Congrats.

Rohrerbot said...

You've got some great wildlife shots here. Does China have a conservation project to protect its wildlife? Or an air quality department? It would be sad to see these birds disappear because of development.