Bubble and squeak, for those of you who may not know, is a delicious and doubtless unhealthy British dish. It is basically fried up leftovers from yesterday’s (usually roast) meal. My father loved it. Which is probably why he dropped dead of a heart attack at 65. I am hoping to go the same way though not necessarily at the same age. The point is that all you get today is leftovers from yesterday’s trip to Mai Po. And as you evidently found it less boring than I did I hope it will pass muster. Thank you all for your generous comments.
The spoonies of course are the stars. Black-faced spoonbill is an endangered species and if you are interested you can read more here. It also happens to be a very charismatic bird. We love having them in HK each year.
Wow! Says Spoony. I wish I could do that. The other two feign indifference to the neck twisting tricks of the Eurasian interloper. Mr. Heron on the other hand is hoping to make a big splash. Whichever angle he lands from…..
He doesn’t really mind if someone is below him. The Avocets don their tin hats when Mr. heron is on a flightpath to their bit of the
runway mudflats. This shot is just a ‘record’ shot but Roughly asked why the Grey wagtail wasn’t called Yellow as it has a fair amount of yellow in its plumage. Alas and alack, someone got there first, namely the Yellow wagtail itself, Motacilla flava flava. So here is a rather distant shot of a Yellow Waggy. The YW comes in a Kellogg’s Variety pack of races. They are extremely beautiful. This is the race Tschutschensis. For those of you with a keener interest I recommend Per Alström and Krister Mild’s magnum opus, Pipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia And North America. And to illustrate that nature likes monochrome too, here is a White Wagtail, Motacilla alba. This is of the race leucopsis. (Taken at Ma On Shan the previous day).And finally, to complete my wagtail set for now a reprise of the Citrine Wagtail at Long Valley earlier this year.
This has to be one of my favourite families. I hope you enjoy bubble and peeps.