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 Post subject: Tern - annual visit
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:46 pm 
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Tern seen on a Saturday morning

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Tern in 2011
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Tern in 2009
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Tern in 2008
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Very nice shot. I guess you are going to ask what kind it is, but I'm not much good on these, so it would be better to get the opinion of the experts at HKBWS. I could forward the picture for ID if you wish. The black-naped tern is the most common species seen in summer, and this could be a sub-adult of this species, or possibly a white-winged sub-adult. There is a confusing change in the plumage patterns as birds mature


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zep wrote:
I could forward the picture for ID if you wish. The black-naped tern is the most common species seen in summer, and this could be a sub-adult of this species, or possibly a white-winged sub-adult.


If it is not too much trouble, can you help ID the one in the first photo? I was originaly positive that this was a tern since they flew very fast and terns came in May (just like the ones in previous years). But you remind me that they have different plumage. It may be a sea gull?

Thanks a lot!


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I'll send it to the HKBWS. Very nice clear shots of the others - no 2 the white-winged adult, and 3 and 4 the black naped.


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zep wrote:
I'll send it to the HKBWS.
Many thanks!


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"It's a Whiskered Tern coming into summer plumage." David Diskin, HKBWS.

Nice definite ID with no possibly's or could be's. If that's good enough for him it's certainly good enough for me


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zep wrote:
"It's a Whiskered Tern coming into summer plumage."


Thanks a lot! First time I see it. Some people see the birds at Saikung pier.


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Lots of visitors to the "new" pond...... mainly Bulbuls, a few Doves & a couple of Magpie Robins.
2 Magpies up in the treetops & 4 Black-capped Night Herons flying around at Dusk yesterday.
The Shrike & Drongos are still around somewhere, and a probable Sooty Flycatcher made it to the pond today


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"New pond"?
Looks like I'll have to climb up the forested mountain once again to have another look...

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Could be another one for the record books... possible Pale Blue Flycatcher
If so, is the first sighting in 20yrs.
Birdforum seem pretty sure it is a Pale Blue

http://www.hkbws.org.hk/BBS/viewthread. ... =#pid44814


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Wow - quite a big deal for Big Neil. I'm afraid I can't distinguish between these two, so will have to let the hotshots argue it out.


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Yep... the wrangling continues & I think leaning toward Pale Blue rather than Verditer in Bird Forum... & JHolmes has a pic of one in OBD that resembles it perfectly from a shot in China.
Seems are also considering deleting the 20yr old sighting as an escapee in deference to this being the first ever seen, let alone photographed in HK... fingers crossed


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I assume this was photographed at your pool? Word is certianly getting around. I wonder what the rest of the winter will turn up.


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Nothing concrete on the Verditer/Pale Blue... seems to be causing some consternation with the powers that be... I'm still leaning toward the Pale Blue

Thrushes started arriving today.... with male & female Japanese,1st winter male Grey-backed, & a male Pale Thrush



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Japanese Thrush - Male
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Verditer Flycatcher - male
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Just seen these - more fantastic shots from the master. I love that verditer - not easy to get a shot of that. The thrushes let us know that winter has really arrived. Let's hope the pool attracts some good stuff for the rest of the season


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 Post subject: Koels calling!
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Heard my first koel on Sunday. Anyone else hearing them?

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It's official, then. First day of spring. Or maybe it was just a Valentine's Day serenade.


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The coucals have been whooping it up, especially on humid days. I haven't heard a koel doing its thing yet though.

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