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Subject: [Snipe] 彩鷸爸爸餵孩子Father and three toddlers [Print This Page]

Author: irsychan    Time: 11/06/2015 23:06     Subject: 彩鷸爸爸餵孩子Father and three toddlers

All photographs were taken on 30 May 2015 at Mai Po.
Baits were used (by the father).  Bird calls were used (by a birder who whistled at the mother).  









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Author: John Holmes    Time: 13/06/2015 09:15

Nice behavioural shots, showing the role of the male GPS well !
Author: irsychan    Time: 13/06/2015 14:40

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Original posted by John Holmes at 13/06/2015 09:15
Nice behavioural shots, showing the role of the male GPS well !
Thank you for your compliments, John.
The photographs were taken when the chicks were less than a week old.  Some birders told me that they were only one or two days' old.  It is amazing to see that they already learnt to walk in shallow water and knew to push closest to the father's bill in order to have a better chance of getting the food from the father.
Author: wilsondring    Time: 14/06/2015 14:03

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Original posted by irsychan at 13/06/2015 14:40

Thank you for your compliments, John.
The photographs were taken when the chicks were less than a week old.  Some birders told me that they were only one or two days' old.  It is amazing to see that  ...
they hatched on the morning of the 29/05, and they were already jumping in front of the father to get food on that afternoon .. in fact, like the Black Winged Stilts, the chicks were swimming within hours of hatching!

Great shots as always!

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Author: irsychan    Time: 14/06/2015 21:23

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Original posted by wilsondring at 14/06/2015 14:03


they hatched on the morning of the 29/05, and they were already jumping in front of the father to get food on that afternoon .. in fact, like the Black Winged Stilts, the chicks were swimming within ...
Thank you, Wilson, for your valuable information and your excellent photo; the one-day old chicks were so cute!
Author: derekhon2    Time: 17/06/2015 13:37

Grown-up.

16/6/2015
Mai Po

Are they the same family as above or different family?







Another male GPS
Seems to continue ......

Author: irsychan    Time: 17/06/2015 14:56

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Original posted by derekhon2 at 17/06/2015 13:37
Grown-up.

16/6/2015
Mai Po

Are they the same family as above or different family?

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3690/18880814535_b86 ...
Thank you for the updated photos.  It is amazing that the chicks grow so fast - almost same size as their father in less than a month!
Author: irsychan    Time: 27/06/2015 18:09

After showing the Father and the Chicks, it it time to show the Mother suspect.
The female GPS was seen in the same morning at Mai Po, near the Father and the Chicks.







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