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Po Toi Seawatch Summer 2022

Po Toi Seawatch Summer 2022

After a good spring, and mainly a good month of May, and with the knowledge that summer is calmer than spring, I decided to slow down a bit. It probably won’t be for long, as the autumn migration starts in August. And I might try to go during a July typhoon as well.

19 June

June isn’t a month with zero migrants, as we’ve also experienced last year (https://www.hkbws.org.hk/BBS/vie ... &extra=page%3D1). So I did a Sunday seawatch survey to see if anything good would still pass. There had been southerly winds for quite some time, bringing cloudy and rainy weather to Hong Kong. On 19 June it was also mostly cloudy, with southerly winds, force 4 to 5.

Seabirds:
1 juvenile Lesser Frigatebird present



Terns:
1 tern spec.
2 Little Terns
1 Caspian Tern
2 Common Terns
5 Greater Crested Terns

Checklist on eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113324594
Count on Trektellen: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/3323/20220619

Remarks

That was it and there’s not much to remark about. But we did not encounter any Little or Caspian Terns in June last year, so at least this short survey has provided some new data.

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