Winter and summer birds captured in same picture

Over the past few days, hundreds of great cormorants have arrived at the Chenhu Wetland to spend the winter there, nearly a month earlier than in normal years. This has resulted in summer birds such as herons and Chinese egrets being together with these winter birds there. Wei Bin, the vice president of the Wuhan Bird Watching Society, has captured this precious moment.

Red-necked phalarope (left) and rednecked stint   Photos by Wei Bin

Wei said that due to the continuous drought this year, Chenhu Lake, which has abundant water resources, has become the best choice for migratory birds. Some summer birds will stay in the same place for a longer time if their fledglings have not yet possessed the ability to fly long distance. These factors might explain the meeting of the winter and summer birds.