When: June 2015 Weather: Hot 31C
Leica M240/Noctilux F1.2 and 35 F1.4 summilux Nikon P900
In Hong Kong last weekend and found time to do two walks and look for some birds….the first place we decided to go to was the Peak Circular Trail…one of the more popular tourist attractions in HK. I had only ever done it as a tourist before, going up just for the view and a drink and coming back down again…but this time we took a walk around the Peak Circular trail, a gentle 3.2km walk in shady walkways and punctuated with glorious views of the fragrant harbour. So if you only have 2-3 hours to spare and want to go somewhere special with outstanding views, and commune with nature, you could hardly do better than this….it’s a US$10 and 15 min cab ride to the top from Central and then the walk itself is about 2 hours depending on how much you linger to enjoy the views….
Going down from the peak was another easy taxi ride down….this Peak Nature Trail is easily accessible, blessed with great views and a few birds as well…doesn’t get much better than this..highly recommended.
The next morning we headed out at 630am to Tai Po Road and the Kowloon reservoir and Eagles Nest Nature trail. This is a 5km walk near the Beacon Hill area and was easily accessible from my Hotel the Langham Place Hote in Mongkok.
June in HK is obviously not the best birding season, it’s hot and horribly humid but these two locations were actually very scenic and I can see myself coming back in December to March period to catch the migrants and bird in cooler climes…