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Some new things and some repeats of favorite things



On previous trips we have stopped over at Japan or Taiwan before arriving in Hong Kong.  This trip we arrive in Hong Kong first and then after a week we plan on flying to Okinawa in Japan.  As adults you can sometimes tough it out and sleep a few hours to help get over the jet lag, but young kids don't seem to be able to sleep in on demand.  So four am rolls around, we are up and looking for something to do.  Our first few mornings, we went to the wholesale fruit market to start our day.

Display Pallet And TradersNagasaki LoquatSliced Open Papaya

A few vendors do sell small orders of sometimes high end fruit.  We bought strawberries at roughly 1/3rd the price of the prices at CitySuper.  We bought a durian (which isn't really in season) which was quite expensive, but not available at other outlets.

Helen Paying For FruitWalking Home With Japanese Strawberries

Of course a visit to the fruit market doesn't use up the whole day - we still have hours before the sun comes up.  Helen wanted to try a 24 hour Ramen place in Tsim Sha Tsoi, but when we arrived, it was closed.  Grrr.  The kids acted up so we went for a walk near the harbour to try and burn off some energy.

Crazy Sunrise KidsPost Sunrise Kids

When the kids wake up at 4 am, they won't be staying up all day.  A few stops down the MTR is Sham Shui Po - a neighborhood that once had garment factories and still has lots of craft appropriate stores.  We went for a brief walk to the beads stores and the kids filled baskets with small beads.  Nara and Claira have different strategies - Nara got a lot of large pieces with a single necklace in mind.  Claira grabbed small handfuls of beads she liked.  When we went to make jewellery at home, Claira's selections proved more flexible.

Making Bead Store ChoicesNara Picking BeadsClaira Picking Beads

Po Kong Village Road Park

A new one for us - we went to Po Kong Village Road Park.  This park is about half an hour by bus from Mong Kok.  You can rent bikes (Helmets mandatory) and ride your bike.  There are two tracks - a small round track for training wheels and a km loop for two wheel bikes.

Claira At Po Kong Village Road ParkClaira On Training Wheel Bike
They have training wheels for bikes of all size (including adult sized bikes).  Claira was quite happy going around the small loop while Mom watched from a bench.


Nara Flying Around Small TrackNara On Big Track
Nara and I rode on the larger loop.  The loop has hill on one end so you need to do some work to get up and then a long downhill segment as your loose your elevation.  The park is surrounded by apartment buildings.

Nara Bike Dwarfed By Highrises
The larger loop has faster bikes (no training wheels allowed).  One gentlemen was doing loops on his personal road bike.  Hong Kong roads are narrow, often steep and consistently busy.  To ride a road bike on the streets of Hong Kong, you need to be really good shape.

Girls At Playground
The park also includes a decent sized playground.


Walking Around Mong Kok

Helen's Grandfather lives in Mong Kok.  Any day we can go out for a walk, but weekends are especially good in Mong Kok because transit to far away places is usually extra busy and many markets in Mong Kok are fullest on the weekends.  We usually walk up to Prince Edward to see the bird and flower market and then walk through the goldfish market to get back home.

Claira Look At Bagged FishNet Over Ornamental KoyLooking At Bagged Gold Fish

The kids were trying to find a place selling kittens or puppies (Chinchillas were an interesting distraction, but not what they wanted) when we heard a huge amount of crashing. 

Dancing Lion Head
A restaurant was opening and they had a group in to do a lion dance to open it.  The basically closed traffic on the street for the dance and the crowd of people watching.  The kids agreed to watch the dragon dance.

Dancing Lion At Restaurant Opening

Working Bike

Mong Kok is basically the prototype for street photography - a constant churn of tourists from all over the world mixed with locals trying to make a dollar.

Chilli At The MarketEveryone Has Phone NowStarting To Build Scaffolding

  Being Silly Outside
The kids walk around this neighborhood every day.

Hoi Ha Wan

Hoi Ha Wan is at one of the extremes of Hong Kong - North and east of the city, it's at least 45 minutes by bus from the closest MTR stop.  It is listed as a Marine Park with good snorkeling.  We took the little green bus out to Sai Kung (the queue is almost in front of our door) and from Sai Kung, we took the "once every half hour" tourist bus out to Hoi Ha Wan.  There seemed to be more domestic helpers on the bus than any other group.

The village has nice signs directing you to the beach and the the trails.  We chose to walk out to the pier first to look around.

Hiking At Hoi Ha Wan
The trail was well kept and easy for kids.  When we got out to the pier it was pretty obvious it wasn't going to be a warm day.  The kids wanted to go to the beach anyways. 

Overcast Day At Pier



Claira Walking On Beach
The beach is pretty course sand (like most beaches in Hong Kong), but we basically had it to ourselves.  The girls collected shells and played in the shallows.  The water was warm but the tide was in so there wasn't much to see.

Looking For Shells On BeachBeach Treasures At Hoi Ha Wan

Sadly the bus ride is a bit twisty so we decided not to stay for lunch in the village before heading back.  We packed up in a hurry (bus only comes once every half an hour) and rode the buses back to Mong Kok.  If we can plan the tides and weather better, I'd like to go back!

Mai Po Marshes

Grad Student Or Illeagle Fishing
I've been to the Deep Bay Hides at Mai Po Marshes at twice before this so I thought I had some idea what to expect.  The tides are always a bit of a wild card, but you can adjust for that a bit by changing hides.  I got to the first hide, opened the shutter and saw a woman on a mud sled, but almost no birds.  Uh oh.  I'm told she is doing illegal fishing for mud skippers and the birds weren't at all pleased - they were no where nearby.  I went to the third blind and hoped she wasn't going in that direction.


Lone Caspian Tern
The tide today started high and went out as the day went on, making the ocean's edge further and further from the blinds.  A beach has many different zones for birds to specialize against so as time went on some birds left and new birds arrived.  It is easy to get a crowd shot of many different birds in the same scene, but isolating a single subject, close enough to get details required a bit more patience.


I have a soft spot for small birds so I really liked watching the Plover's run around the exposed mud and plants.  These small birds eat small things and apparently quite a bit of them because they were always moving for their next meal.

Little Ringed PloverLittle Ringed Plover Breeding

Next up are the small specialized birds.  These birds have really long legs or bills or both to give them an advantage for eating things in the mudflats.  Long bills lets them get into the mud for worms.  Up turned bills are helpful for skimming the surface for small insects.

Common RedshankCommon Greenshank

Pied AvocetWhimbrelCommon Sandpiper With Reflection

Birds get larger.  These birds are generally slow moving ambush predators going after fish and worms.

Chinese Pond Heron Eating CrabIntermediate Egret Hunting
 
  Little EgretBad Day For A Mudskipper

Black-Capped Kingfisher
I have a soft spot for Kingfishers because there are so many choices in Asia and only one fairly plane Kingfisher in the Pacific Northwest.  Apparently there are four species you can see at Mai Po, but so far I have only seen 3.

Black-Capped And White-Throated Kingfishers

Seagulls seem to have a pretty common strategy world wide - why hunt when you can steal from other birds.  Of course that behaviour was on dispay when another bird had some nice.

Saunders GullWhite Throated Kingfisher Chased Off Perch

And then you get the marine predators.  Osprey are world wide and eat mostly fish. 

Black Kite LandingOsprey On Watch

Yellow Wagtail
There are a variety of forest adapted birds that also make appearances when the water is out.  These are generalist birds without adaptations for mud or filtering, but can still find a good meal on temporary ground left behind by the tide.

White Wagtail Leucopsis
Oriental Magpie-RobinImmature Greater CoucalCollared Crows

On previous trips to Mai Po I have seen butterflies flying around the mangroves.  Apparently there behaviour is quite temperature dependent - if it's not warm enough, they don't fly so much.  I did see insects flying, but it was much easier to follow them to where they landed and they perched for long enough that I had a chance to take a photo.  Considering previous trips I got no good photos of butterflies, I was surprised how productive this trip was. 
Red-Base JezebelFalse Tiger Moth

Photo Walk with David Diskin

I've been to Hong Kong 11 times now and I am still finding new things to do and see.  Before kids we generally came to Hong Kong in the fall or winter.  Now that we have kids in school, we are constrained to try and make the most of Spring Break - two weeks off in March.  I've been to Mai Po Marshes a few times (and will hopefully return), but I was hoping to diversify into some new sites.  I found a Hong Kong Nature Walks and booked a day to explore some places I haven't been before.

Our first stop was the Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve close to University station in the New Territories.  This large park has a tiny parking lot.  We somehow managed to find a spot to park and started up the hill into the park.  David pointed our birds in the trees.

Common TailorbirdRed Flanked Bluetail In Forest


We passed the offices of the rangers and headed to small clearing with water running on one side.   In the shrubs, grasses and brush, we found butterflies. 

Glassy Tiger On Billygoat WeedLarge Faun Licking LeafCommon Jester

Pond With Shelter
We headed up the hill to a second clearing with a prominent stand of coral trees.  From time to time, birds would fly into the trees to either drink from the flower or eat what was feeding on the flower (I'm not sure which). 


 
White Eye In Coral TreeRed Whiskered Bulbul On Coral Tree

Crowd To Photograph Coral Tree

Common Five-Ring Dry Season
This second clearing had more species of butterflies in a small fenced off garden.   There was a large hedge area that looked like it was butterfly forage.

Banded Tree BrownCommon Five Ring Dry Season


 
  The clearing also had a pond.  It was early in the season for dragonflies, but we did find a Russet Percher in the nearby grass.  David spotted a red eared slider (the same aquarium turtles we see in Canadian ponds), and David found a pair of toads "busy".
 
Russet PercherChangeable Lizard BaskingAsian Common Toad


After a pleasant morning, we walked back to the car and stopped at a nearby park for lunch.

Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

In the afternoon we went to the Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, a short car ride away.  The area looks like it was once a farm but has been converted into a woodland park with trails and gardens.  The gardens are stocked with plants that butterflies like - either food for butterflies or food for caterpillars.  The signage around the reserve was excellent and the entrace/gift shop sold a guide book of all of the species of butterflies you might see here.

Lemon Pansy Upperside
We started by walking a path through dry underbrush - a recent forest.  As you walked through, you would distrurb unseen butterflies but then watch them quickly settle back on their host or a nearby plant.  I was particularly taken by Lemon Pansey because it had vibrant "top" - dorsal side, but a muted "bottom" - ventral side.  I had assumed that butterflies were mostly the same on both sides.

Lemon Pansy Underside


You follow the path up and discover a small garden.  Butterflies are common and while not always easy to photograph, they do sometimes stop to feed.  Below are some of the smaller butterflies I saw:

Three-Spot Grass YellowPurple Sapphire White Dragontail

Some larger or quite vibrant butterflies are really attention grabbing.  You wonder how an insect that is so brightly coloured doesn't get eaten - I assume they are either poisonous, or have another strategy to avoid predation.

Great Egg-fly In Bright LightParis Peacock Feeding

Three "Tigers" - different species from the same Tribe.

Blue TigerPlain TigerCommon Tiger

 
It's still quite early in the season for dragonflies, but there were some of them as well.
 
Orange Dragonfly From BelowCrimson Marsh Glider, Female


One of our favorites was a pair (or maybe three) skinks playing in the underbrush.  They were probably in mating season because they exposed themselves quite frequently while chasing each other around. 

Two Skinks In Woodpile Hg

Repulse Bay

Helen's Aunt Jennie has family connections Shek O.  Shek O is beautiful, but it's a long, twisty bus ride after a long MTR ride.  I was looking for something closer and I picked Repulse Bay as being close to an MTR station and a nice beach.  Helen's aunt said the water is dirty (compared to Shek O).  Helen wasn't feeling well, so I decided to go with the kids for a swim.

Repulse bay is full of very expensive apartments, many of which are fill with ex-patriots.  I didn't realize how much Repulse Bay is actually disconnected from what the rest of Hong Kong is really like.  When we arrived at the beach, we were hardly alone - a continuous stream of tour buses unloaded mainland Chinese tourists looking to take photos of anything foreign, including me and my kids.  Of course none of them were here for the swimming (which was quite nice) but they did take lots of selfies with on foot in the ocean.

Mainland Tourists On BeachNara Doing Feats Of Strength
The kids and I got changed and went for a swim.  The water was nice and the life guards were certainly aware we were in the water. 

Waist Deep In Repulse Bay

Grilled Cheese And French Fries
After about an hour swimming around, we went in for lunch.  In Shek O, the restaurants have basically Chinese dishes (even though they might be Thai, or BBQ themed).  Repulse bay restaurants seemed like a mash up between pubs, beach restaunants and American fast food.  We went for lunch at a place with a kids menu (not common in Chinese restaurants) that had grilled cheese and fries.  The kids loved it. 



Claira On Bouncy Castle
There is a new mall in Repulse bay, but you might have thought it was departure lounge for long haul flights.  Most of the customers were foreigners or Nannies with foreigner kids.  They had two free bouncy castles and a Tesla dealer.  The kids stores were doing okay and the store selling kids socks from Australia was making a killing selling socks to kids that wanted to go onto the bouncy castle.  Our kids probably spent an hour jumping.


It all fell apart when I wanted to get back to the MTR station.  The bus was no where to be found and the taxi's had entirely evaporated.  After waiting too long, we got on a bus that went over the mountain back to Central and Nara got bus sick.  If only I was more comfortable with Uber.  Still, a pretty good day!

Hong Kong Disneyland!

The kids have grown to the age that we can't really deny that Disneyland exists.  The Hong Kong Disneyland is one of the smallest so I figured it would be a safer introduction to the world of theme parks.  We did some research online, but even then we weren't quite prepared to make the most of the day.

Claira is 4 so a lot of the faster rides aren't yet age appropriate.  The first ride we saw that they were excited about was the carousel in the view of the castle.  The lineup was short so we went for a ride!
 
Claira Smiling On CarouselHolding Hands On CarouselNara Riding On Carousel


After that, we tried the Winnie the Pooh ride.  Then the Jungle River Cruise.  We saw the lion king show.  We saw the "it's a small world" boat show.

Small World Ride  Winnie The Pooh Ride

Several times a day the park hosts a "parade" down main street.  People in this part of the world aren't well known for lining up and staying behind barriers, but there were plenty of Disney "Hosts" to ensure everyone was seated off the parade route and didn't try to cross the parade while it was running.
 
Lion King FloatMary Poppins ParadeClassical Disney Parade


We had dinner on site (not cheap, but very western kids friendly) and as the sun was setting we got one last ride on a carousel.  We didn't stay long enough for the fireworks (the kids were just too tired out).

  Balloons For SaleEvening Carousel RideTired At End Of Day

Not a cheap day, but the kids did have fun.  I think this is an activity we can grow into - next time they might be able to do more of the rides and last long enough to see the evening fireworks.

High Island Reservoir

On my first trip to Hong Kong, I stumbled onto a showing of winners from a "In Hong Kong" photo contest.   The winning entry was a photo of the columnar basalt near High Island at Sunset.  I've always had a thing for Columar Basalt, but I haven't yet been that close to the rocks.  This trip I changed that.

Bent Columnar Basalt

In Sai Kung, there is a geopark museum that offers free tours out to the resevoir where you can see columnar basalt.  In classic Hong Kong fashion, I got to the museum to find out the tours for the next two days were sold out.  They suggested I take a cab. 

Nara Climbing Columnar Staircase
About 150HKD later (about 25 CAD), you are standing on the High Island reservoir looking over what was once the inside of a volcano.   Back in the 60's when Hong Kong and China weren't on a good footing, Hong Kong was worried about it's water supply.  Some engineer figured out they could dam a valley out in the New Territories and make a freshwater lake where there was once just a valley.

Tree Growing In Rubble


Nara On Outer Dam
Lots of effort later (there are two dams - one to keep the lake in and another to keep the ocean away), the lake started filling up and Hong Kong had a long term water supply and a new tourist attraction - go see the dam!  The road is paved, but one way only so it seems a bit crazy when the taxi drivers are driving at 50 km/h around blind corners honking away to hopefully prevent an accident.

Feral Cows On Walk

Nara and I did see the columnar basalt, some feral cows and "Sensitive Plant" - an invasive weed from North America that folds it's leaves when you touch it. 

Touching Sensitive PlantLeaves Curling In Mimosa Pudica


The taxi ride back is even more challenging (if at all possible, try to avoid getting a taxi around 4pm), but we were back in Mong Kok for dinner.

Family

Helen Katie And The Girls At Dim Sum
Big picture, the reason we go to Hong Kong is to visit family.  I don't bring the camera out every time we have family together, but it is nice to have photos of people.  Helen's friend Katie flew in from Taiwan for the day to join us for a meal an a bit of shopping.  Nara and Claira remembered Katie from last year when we visited. 



Jennie Reading New Disney Dresses

Jennie helped us out when the kids were born and is a great help every time we come to Hong Kong.  She watches the kids when Helen and I go out in the evenings and she takes Helen out clothes shopping when I can't take it any more.  Her son Alan is engaged to Kat and we sure hope we can make it out when there is a wedding date announced.

Kat Alan Nara Claira


Putting Turtle Away
While we are in Hong Kong, we stay at Helen's grandfather's house.  The house is small by western standards (on bathroom for three bedrooms) but quite workable for the two weeks we are there.  There is a pet turtle that needs taking car of - Claira sometimes helps moving her back after her tub is cleaned out.


Helen's grandfather is still doing well.  His walking is more limited so we arranged for him to get a wheelchair and a walked for getting around the house.  The kids can speak some Cantonese so they can understand him a little.

Sitting On CouchesOut At Dim Sum





Common Greenshank
Species: Tringa nebularia (Common greenshank)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Looking For Shells On Beach
Putting Turtle Away
Common Jester
Species: Symbrenthia lilaea (common jester)
Altitude: 104m (341 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: dorsal, Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Winnie The Pooh Ride
White Dragontail
Species: Lamproptera curius (White Dragontail)
Altitude: 27m (88 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong
Being Silly Outside
Person: Claira, Nara
New Disney Dresses
Person: Claira, Jennie, Nara
Tags: Hong Kong
Post Sunrise Kids
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 12m (39 feet)
Location: Go To...
Sitting On Couches
Person: Claira, Great Grandfather Cheung, Nara
Common Five-Ring Dry Season
Species: Ypthima baldus (common fivering)
Altitude: 125m (410 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve, ventral
Beach Treasures At Hoi Ha Wan
Tags: beach, Hong Kong, shell
Helen Katie And The Girls At Dim Sum
Person: Claira, Helen, Nara
Tags: Hong Kong, restaurant
Looking At Bagged Gold Fish
Grilled Cheese And French Fries
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, restaurant
Oriental Magpie-Robin
Species: Copsychus saularis (Oriental Magpie-Robin)
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Mainland Tourists On Beach
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Chilli At The Market
Tags: Hong Kong, market, produce, twin
Claira At Po Kong Village Road Park
Person: Claira
Altitude: 79m (259 feet)
Location: Go To...
Three-Spot Grass Yellow
Species: Eurema blanda (three-spot grass yellow)
Altitude: 17m (55 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Yellow Wagtail
Species: Motacilla flava (Yellow Wagtail, Western Yellow Wagtail)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Russet Percher
Species: Neurothemis fulvia (Fulvous Forest Skimmer, Russet Percher)
Altitude: 139m (456 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Red Whiskered Bulbul On Coral Tree
Species: Pycnonotus jocosus (Red-whiskered Bulbul)
Altitude: 140m (459 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Dancing Lion Head
Bent Columnar Basalt
Altitude: 9m (29 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: columnar basalt, Hong Kong, panorama
Grad Student Or Illeagle Fishing
Starting To Build Scaffolding
Balloons For Sale
Altitude: 11m (36 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: balloons, Hong Kong
Touching Sensitive Plant
Altitude: 14m (45 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira Smiling On Carousel
Leaves Curling In Mimosa Pudica
Species: Mimosa pudica (sensitive plant)
Altitude: 14m (45 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, plant
Walking Home With Japanese Strawberries
Person: Claira, Helen, Nara
Tags: fruit market, Hong Kong
Girls At Playground
Altitude: 78m (255 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, playground
Little Egret
Species: Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Kat Alan Nara Claira
Claira On Bouncy Castle
Person: Claira
Tags: bouncy, castle, Hong Kong, slide
Two Skinks In Woodpile Hg
Species: Eumeces chinensis chinensis (Chinese Skink)
Altitude: 17m (55 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong
Overcast Day At Pier
Person: Claira, Helen, Nara
Altitude: 16m (52 feet)
Location: Go To...
Out At Dim Sum
Person: Claira, Great Grandfather Cheung, Helen, Nara
Display Pallet And Traders
Tags: fruit market, Hong Kong, night
Nara Bike Dwarfed By Highrises
Altitude: 77m (252 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking, Hong Kong
Nara On Big Track
Person: Nara
Altitude: 86m (282 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking, Hong Kong
Lion King Float
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Great Egg-fly In Bright Light
Species: Hypolimnas bolina (great eggfly)
Altitude: 27m (88 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: dorsal, Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Chinese Pond Heron Eating Crab
Species: Ardeola bacchus (Chinese Pond Heron)
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Sliced Open Papaya
Tags: fruit, fruit market, Hong Kong
Plain Tiger
Species: Danaus chrysippus (plain tiger)
Tags: dorsal, Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Feral Cows On Walk
Altitude: 9m (29 feet)
Location: Go To...
Crowd To Photograph Coral Tree
Altitude: 124m (406 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: camera gear, crowd, Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Claira Walking On Beach
Altitude: 1m (3 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, Hong Kong
Nara Climbing Columnar Staircase
Altitude: 21m (68 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: climbing, columnar basalt, Hong Kong
Mary Poppins Parade
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, parade
Helen Paying For Fruit
Tags: fruit market, Hong Kong, shopping
Tired At End Of Day
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Crazy Sunrise Kids
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 34m (111 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, sunrise
Claira On Training Wheel Bike
Person: Claira
Altitude: 59m (193 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking, Hong Kong
Common Redshank
Species: Tringa totanus (Common Redshank)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Little Ringed Plover Breeding
Species: Charadrius dubius curonicus (Little Ringed Plover)
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Crimson Marsh Glider, Female
Species: Trithemis aurora (crimson marsh glider, Crimson Dropwing)
Altitude: 27m (88 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Nara Flying Around Small Track
Person: Nara
Altitude: 59m (193 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking, Hong Kong
Saunders Gull
Species: Chroicocephalus saundersi (Saunders's Gull, Chinese black-headed gull)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
White Wagtail Leucopsis
Species: Motacilla alba leucopsis (White-faced Wagtail)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Osprey On Watch
Species: Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
White Eye In Coral Tree
Species: Zosterops japonicus (Japanese White-eye)
Altitude: 146m (479 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Common Sandpiper With Reflection
Species: Actitis hypoleucos (Common Sandpiper)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve, reflection
Evening Carousel Ride
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: carousel, Hong Kong, riding
Small World Ride
Pied Avocet
Species: Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet)
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Intermediate Egret Hunting
Species: Egretta intermedia (Intermediate Egret, Plumed Egret)
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Black-Capped Kingfisher
Species: Halcyon pileata (Black-capped Kingfisher)
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Collared Crows
Species: Corvus torquatus (Collared Crow)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Nara Riding On Carousel
Person: Nara
Tags: carousel
White Throated Kingfisher Chased Off Perch
Species: Halcyon smyrnensis (White-throated Kingfisher), Chroicocephalus saundersi (Saunders's Gull, Chinese black-headed gull)
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Tree Growing In Rubble
Altitude: 10m (32 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: columnar basalt, Hong Kong, tree
Common Five Ring Dry Season
Species: Ypthima baldus (common fivering)
Altitude: 127m (416 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: dorsal, Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Paris Peacock Feeding
Species: Papilio paris (Paris peacock)
Tags: dorsal, Hong Kong
Common Tailorbird
Species: Orthotomus sutorius (Common tailorbird)
Altitude: 137m (449 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Hiking At Hoi Ha Wan
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Everyone Has Phone Now
Tags: alley, Hong Kong, street photography
Large Faun Licking Leaf
Species: Faunis eumeus (large faun)
Altitude: 107m (351 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Lemon Pansy Upperside
Species: Junonia lemonias (lemon pansy)
Altitude: 23m (75 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: dorsal, Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
False Tiger Moth
Species: Dysphania militaris (False Tiger Moth)
Altitude: 23m (75 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: dorsal, Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Waist Deep In Repulse Bay
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Immature Greater Coucal
Species: Centropus sinensis (Greater Coucal)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Whimbrel
Species: Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel)
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Dancing Lion At Restaurant Opening
Nagasaki Loquat
Tags: fruit, fruit market, Hong Kong
Little Ringed Plover
Species: Charadrius dubius curonicus (Little Ringed Plover)
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Bad Day For A Mudskipper
Species: Ardea alba (Great Egret)
Location: Go To...
Tags: food in flight, Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Blue Tiger
Species: Tirumala limniace (blue tiger)
Altitude: 27m (88 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: dorsal, Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Red Flanked Bluetail In Forest
Species: Tarsiger cyanurus (Red-flanked bluetail)
Altitude: 114m (374 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Black-Capped And White-Throated Kingfishers
Species: Halcyon pileata (Black-capped Kingfisher), Halcyon smyrnensis (White-throated Kingfisher)
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Holding Hands On Carousel
Tags: carousel, holding hands, Hong Kong
Common Tiger
Species: Danaus genutia (common tiger)
Altitude: 27m (88 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong, ventral
Jennie Reading
Person: Claira, Jennie, Nara
Nara Doing Feats Of Strength
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Making Bead Store Choices
Person: Claira, Nara
Pond With Shelter
Asian Common Toad
Species: Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Asian common toad)
Altitude: 124m (406 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Black Kite Landing
Species: Milvus migrans lineatus (black-eared kite)
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Red-Base Jezebel
Species: Delias pasithoe (redbase Jezebel)
Altitude: 12m (39 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve, ventral
Claira Picking Beads
Person: Claira
Glassy Tiger On Billygoat Weed
Species: Ageratum conyzoides (billygoat-weed), Parantica aglea (glassy tiger)
Altitude: 128m (419 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: dorsal, Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Nara Picking Beads
Person: Nara
Lemon Pansy Underside
Species: Junonia lemonias (lemon pansy)
Altitude: 23m (75 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong, ventral
Banded Tree Brown
Species: Lethe confusa (banded treebrown)
Altitude: 130m (426 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve, ventral
Nara On Outer Dam
Altitude: 13m (42 feet)
Location: Go To...
Lone Caspian Tern
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Changeable Lizard Basking
Species: Calotes versicolor (changeable lizard, Oriental garden lizard)
Altitude: 130m (426 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Purple Sapphire
Species: Heliophorus epicles (purple sapphire)
Altitude: 17m (55 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong, ventral
Orange Dragonfly From Below
Altitude: 18m (59 feet)
Location: Go To...
Working Bike
Tags: Hong Kong, street photography
Classical Disney Parade
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Net Over Ornamental Koy
Claira Look At Bagged Fish
Tags: Hong Kong(78), Mai Po Nature Reserve(24), Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve(15), Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve(9), dorsal(9), ventral(6)
People: Nara(18), Claira(18), Helen(4), Jennie(2), Great Grandfather Cheung(2)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > Hong Kong 11
From: John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11

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