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Archive for November 1st, 2018

Spent a couple of days in Hong Kong adjusting to the time changes before continuing our journey South. We went out yesterday morning early (couldn’t sleep … go figure)! The first bird we saw was the ubiquitous Rock Pigeon. Haha.

However, we did start adding a few new birds through the day as we toured around Hong Kong. We walked through a couple of very nice parks: Signal Hill Park, right beside our hotel, and Kowloon Park, a very large park a block or so away.

In total, we saw 13 different types of birds and identified 12 of them, 8 of them new to me! We actually saw several other birds … Kowloon Park has an aviary and a “bird lake.” There were hornbills, parrots, and flamingoes galore! Very cool … but for my “life list,” the bird must be in its natural habitat.

Here are a few of the birds we saw (below). All new except for the Black-crowned Night Heron. We continue to add to our “Big Year!” I actually have two big years going right now:

#1 (1 Dec 2017 – 1 Dec 2018): The total birds observed … 378
(Rock Pigeon and Heron already counted, so added 9 here). Total seen: 1) Rock Pigeon 2) Black-crowned Night Heron, 3) Swan Goose, 4) Eurasian Tree Sparrow, 5) Black-collared Starling, 6) Great Tit, 7) Oriental Magpie-Robin, 8) Spotted Dove, 9) Red-whiskered Bulbul, 10) Oriental White-eye, 11) Lesser Coucal

#2 (1 Jan 2018 – 1 Jan 2018): The total birds observed …232 (added 11 birds)

Enjoy!

Stumbling Piper

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Oriental Magpie Robin

Spotted Dove

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Oriental White-eye

Swan Goose

Black-crowned Night Heron

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