Wetland Park Take 2

With a special Christmas guest, we headed out to see some of our favorite sights here in HK. The Wetland park is my current favorite place.

Rockskipper / Blenny

I can not ever remember having seen so many of these animals in one place before (or did I not look that closely ?).

They are rather aggressive to each other on land.

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Kingfisher 1

From the first hide where we had expected to see Spoonbills, all was quiet except a solitary bird. A nice Pied Kingfisher.

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Kingfisher 2

Moving to the next hide, this Kingfisher was around sitting on top of a pole. This is a White Throated Kingfisher.

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To keep us entertained a small wabler ? went shopping for a snack.

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Walking through the butterfly gardens, whilst the hordes of photographers were chasing a humming bird, we spied this Red-whiskered bulbul.

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As we were in the butterfly garden. This seemed appropriate.

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Spoonbills

At the 3rd hide, we caught up with the Black faced Spoonbills, amongst some other common for HK birds.

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Kingfishers

As if round off my Kingfisher day, here are 3 sitting on the same pile of branches in the river.

All are Pied Kingfishers.

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Lillys

Under the water Lilly's lurk some fish, with a turtle enjoying the sun.

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Crested Serpent Eagle

High in the sky, circled a large raptor. These are difficult to identify in real-time, but on reaching home with looks 100% like a Crested Serpent Eagle - which is apparently common in these parts.

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Equipment

Camera: Nikon D600 Lense: Nikon 300-500 F5.6 Tele-converor: Nikon F1.7

Only some images were using the tele-convertor as it yields an F8 700mm lens.