A hot humid morning in Hutchison Park, HongKong

A hot humid morning in Hutchison Park, HongKong

When:  June 2019   Weather: HOT 32C

Leica MP 35mm summilux.  Nikon P900

Staying at the Kerry Hotel in Hunghom for a meeting, as usual I found a green patch on Google Maps nearby…Hutchinson Park .  The weather had been unbearably hot the day before but I thought it would have been cooler at 6am…..it wasn’t….it was 32C and muggy.

Just about 10 min walk from the Kerry, Hutchinson Park is a small landscaped park where lots of locals were out practising Tai Chi and other exercises at that time….

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Access is from Dyer Avenue on the left and I entered the park at the top left corner…

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The north west entrance

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First bird of the morning was this oriental magpie robin who gave me my obligatory ass shot

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He picked up a juicy bug for breakfast…

 

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and then in a flurry of movement, these three red billed blue magpies settled on this branch

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and came to the ground to feed…

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landscaped gardens

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A common spotted dove perching on a roof detail of the same colour

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The red whiskered bulbul was easily seen

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here flashing its orange vent

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chinese pavilions and walkways

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Black collared starling

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leaving the park, I headed down to the waterfront

 

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where a black crowned night heron had just caught his breakfast

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and kept an eye out for more fish

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as the sun came out, HongKong harbour sparkled

 

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another two bulbuls appeared

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and to end the morning…another oriental magpie robin with a wasp for breakfast

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Oriental Magpie Robin

Birding in HK on a hot summer’s day cannot really be said to be fun….nevertheless it was quite satisfying doing this walk over 1.5 hours before my meetings started.

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