[Outing] 1/5/16蒲台及南面水域觀鳥活動PoToi&HKSouthWaterOuting

Migrants seen on the Society outing to Po Toi and southern waters, 1 May 2016

The species list and counts are composites from various people among the 50 or so members who joined the outing.

On Po Toi itself:

Eastern Cattle Egret 1
Chinese Pond Heron 7
Black-winged Kite 1
Chinese Goshawk 4
Grey-faced Buzzard 1
Common Sandpiper 1
Indian Cuckoo 1
Koel 1
Pacific swift 3
Dollarbird 3
Common Kingfisher 1
Brown Shrike 2
Black Drongo 3
Blue Magpie 1
White-shouldered Starling 4
Chestnut-cheeked Starling at least 4, possibly 7 (awaiting photo ID)
Arctic warbler 1 singing plus several calling
Blue Rock Thrush 1 male ssp philippensis
Asian Paradise Flycatcher 1
Asian Brown Flycatcher 1
Grey-streaked Flycatcher at least 8
Narcissus Flycatcher 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Chestnut Bunting at least 3

On the boat, the afternoon session from Po Toi to Aberdeen, with the winds lighter and the sea calmer,was much better for birds than the morning session from Sai Wan Ho to Waglan and Po Toi. Birds seen at sea:

Eastern Cattle Egret 15
Whimbrel 2
Red-necked Phalarope 12
Gull-billed Tern 1
Aleutian Tern 7
Common Tern 2
Bridled Tern 59 (including 50 near Po Toi Rock)
Little Tern 25
Whiskered Tern 3
White-winged Tern 40
Arctic Skua 2