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Author: Dawnleaf    Time: 17/03/2016 21:24     Subject: Red-throated Loon

Date: 17/03/2016
Place: Lamma Island

I was tipped by Guy Miller to shoot the Little Egrets, Black kites during sun set. I did as he advised this afternoon. Then I saw a white thing floating in water which I took it as rubbish in the first glance. However, the rubbish turned out to be this rare beauty.

Thanks Guy Miller !

Wish all birders best luck !

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Author: jsk_ppp    Time: 17/03/2016 22:22

Excellent find
Author: Dawnleaf    Time: 17/03/2016 22:30

Thanks Jason ! Just a matter of luck !
Author: cywong    Time: 17/03/2016 22:33

Great find and very nice photos!
Author: Dawnleaf    Time: 17/03/2016 23:54

Thanks CY Wong !
Author: talkgirlelena    Time: 18/03/2016 06:29

As my understanding, there are no more than several records in Hong Kong.It seem to me that is a non breeding plumage.
Author: Dawnleaf    Time: 18/03/2016 06:58

Yes,it is non-breeding plumage. Thanks!

[ Last edited by Dawnleaf at 19/03/2016 19:57 ]
Author: lexusjohn    Time: 18/03/2016 08:48

Great find and great shots !!!
Author: mguy    Time: 18/03/2016 11:41

Thank you... is a great find... maybe lamma slowly gets on the birding map..... really well captured.
Was still there this morning & managed a few bad shots in bad light... will try again later.
Well done... & thank you once again
Author: sgeoff    Time: 18/03/2016 13:58

Great find - that created quite a bit of excitement on Lamma this morning.  Last seen heading round the point towards the power station, but with luck it may make its way back to the harbour.
Author: ((華仔))    Time: 18/03/2016 14:50

Great find & congratulations !
Thank you for your information
Author: wgeoff    Time: 18/03/2016 18:38

There are four previous records, 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2012, all in spring between 13 February and 28 April.

Brendan had the last one, on 28 April 2012.
Author: Dawnleaf    Time: 19/03/2016 20:00

Thanks Guy Miller and Geoff Smith for building up Lamma Island as a birders' paradise.
Thanks 華仔 & Ractis John!
Thanks Geoff W. for the precious information.

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