15 June 2016

A walk around the neighbourhood


I had a free morning (for a change )so I took a walk near my apartment...........................and despite the grey overcast skies there were a few birds for my trusty old recently cleaned and fixed 100-400 lens.


I found a Siberian Stonechat fledgeling in some long grass..................




The female was nearby, I couldn't see the male anywhere.


I snapped a few photos of the youngster and then I let them be............

Also around were Black Faced and Chestnut Eared Bunting, Asian House Martin, Barn Swallow, several singing Oriental Reed Warblers, lots of Red Cheeked Starlings, a Bullheaded Shreike (also with fledgeling) and , very briefly, an adult Black Crowned Night Heron.

8 comments:

  1. The young bird has beautiful maked feathers Stuart

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    1. Thanks David, a nice find so close to home.

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  3. Many of your breeders are winter visitors down here....

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    1. I wonder if some of them are even the same individuals, you never know.......

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    2. Sure, Oriental Reed Warblers, for example - I recall reports of Japanese-ringed ORWs at Mai Po in winter, and they were very site-specific.

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    3. Well it is not so far I guess..........

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