Chinese Egret and stints at San Tin

The Chinese Egret, also known as Swinhoe's Egret, once bred in Hong Kong but is now a scarce passage migrant, most readily seen in and around Mai Po between April and May. It is often found in the company of Little Egrets, and this was the case with an individual at San Tin today. The pond was half-drained, resulting in expanses of mud which were attracting shorebirds. Among the numerous Red-necked Stints was a Long-toed Stint, distinguishable by its long greenish legs as well as long toes.

Posted by stephenmatthews stephenmatthews, May 04, 2022 09:42 AM

Observations

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What

Chinese Egret (Egretta eulophotes)

Observer

stephenmatthews

Date

May 2022

Place

Missing Location

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What

Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)

Observer

stephenmatthews

Date

May 4, 2022 03:38 PM HKT

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What

Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta)

Observer

stephenmatthews

Date

May 4, 2022 03:31 PM HKT

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