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Red Flanked Bluetail In Forest Common Tailorbird Common Jester Girls At Playground
Girls At Playground Girls At Playground
John Harvey Photo > Hong Kong 11 > Girls At Playground

Claira At Po Kong Village Road Park Claira At Po Kong Village Road Park
John Harvey Photo > Hong Kong 11 > Claira At Po Kong Village Road Park

Nara Flying Around Small Track The Small Track has really smooth ground so once you get going, it's really easy to keep going.
John Harvey Photo > Hong Kong 11 > Nara Flying Around Small Track

Claira On Training Wheel Bike They have training wheel bikes all the way to adult sizes. There aren't many places to bike in Hong Kong.
John Harvey Photo > Hong Kong 11 > Claira On Training Wheel Bike

Common Jester The little spikes at the bottom on this individual makes it easier to identify as a Common Jester. This colour pattern is quite common and there is quite a bit of variation in the pattern within each species.
John Harvey Photo > Hong Kong 11 > Common Jester

Large Faun Licking Leaf This was the first of many butterflies I saw on this day. I'm used to hikes where seeing a single butterfly on the ground is a good day - I had no idea I would see so many different species in a single day.

David pointed out the bright blue eyes which contrast with the overall brown shades.

John Harvey Photo > Hong Kong 11 > Large Faun Licking Leaf

Red Flanked Bluetail In Forest These birds are wintering in Hong Kong. Some years see many, some years few. The other photographer there said this has been a poor year - few birds present in Hong Kong. This particular one is reliable - it stays in the same stand of trees every morning.
John Harvey Photo > Hong Kong 11 > Red Flanked Bluetail In Forest

Common Tailorbird This bird is quite a bit higher than me in the tree. The nifty features (red top, green back) and sadly mostly out of view. There were several of these birds in this stand of coral tree but they move quickly.
John Harvey Photo > Hong Kong 11 > Common Tailorbird

Glassy Tiger On Billygoat Weed There are a variety of butterflies that look pretty similar. Thankfully I have a book of local butterflies which makes it easier to figure out which of the similar types this is.

The butterfly is feeding on a weed introduced from the new world. The weed contaminates feed (it is poisonous) and spreads real well.

John Harvey Photo > Hong Kong 11 > Glassy Tiger On Billygoat Weed

Common Five Ring Dry Season I didn't know this existed with butterflies - the butterflies that emerge in the dry season have a different number of spots than the ones that come out in the wet season (July here). The wet season version would have three rings on the bottom wing instead of two seen here.
John Harvey Photo > Hong Kong 11 > Common Five Ring Dry Season