Fly with me: Fantastic adventure of baby Saunder's gull in NE China

On a clear day in the Liaohe River Estuary National Reserve, a baby Saunder's gull is lying in the nest, hidden in grass, in a bad mood, as its parents are enjoying the lush seafood of the wetland while it was left at home. But the good weather and a red-crowned crane inspire it to take an adventure of going out alone.

The Liaohe River Estuary National Nature Reserve sits in the coastal area of Panjin City in northeast China's Liaoning Province. Sediment-laden water from the Liaohe River empties into Liaodong Bay there, and the deposits form distinctive estuary mudflats endowed with remarkable biodiversity. The wetlands here are comprised of reed marshes, rivers and mudflats. They're the breeding ground and wintering habitat for many rare bird species, and they're also a way station for many migratory birds.

About 'Fly with Me': 

The 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP14) takes place in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, from November 5 to 13. During this period, CGTN Nature takes you on a trip with the migratory birds to learn about the wetlands along the largest flyway in the world, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

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Fly with me: Standing guard on shore of Hulun Lake in N China

(Cover image designed by CGTN's Yin Yating)

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