Wader seen for first time in Hong Kong

Michelle and Peter Wong 29JUN09 NS BIRD1  Great Thick1.jpg

According to the SCMP, a great thick-knee (Esacus recurvirostris) was seen at Mai Po last Wednesday. This bird is native to south and south-east Asia and is common in Vietnam but doesn’t normally travel long distances.  There is speculation that recent winds have brought it here.

The above photo by Michelle and Peter Wong is taken from the SCMP’s story.

About Neil Hambleton

I am a British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Advanced Diver and an Open Water Instructor. I have been diving since 1992, after joining South China Diving Club (SCDC), which is a Hong Kong-based branch of the BSAC. Having moved to New Zealand, I am now a member of BSAC New Zealand.
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