Thursday, 27 October 2011

North District Park, Hong Kong, Oct 2011

With sites such as Long Valley and Mai Po a short bus ride away, North District Park is unlikely to be your focus for the day. It is a short walk from Sheung Shui Station at the top of the East Line in Hong Kong. I went because I had an hour to kill before I needed to return to the city and a very pleasant hour it was.

There is an area set aside as Conservation Corner which has been planted with trees. The common park birds including Red-whiskered Bulbul and Light-vented Bulbul seemed to enjoy the sprinkler system there.

Oriental Magpie Robin are quite approachable and Japanese White-eye fed from the flowerheads of the lower bushes.

A small lake held fish which had attracted a Common Kingfisher and some Eurasian Tree Sparrows chirped in the shrubs near a little pagoda.

Exit from the south-bound side of Sheung Shui Station and walk about half a kilometre to the right. North District Park is across the road at Google Earth ref; 22 29 51N 114 07 59E.
Spotted Dove
Species seen; 7
Spotted Dove 2, House Swift 10, Common Kingfisher 1, Red-whiskered Bulbul 25, Light-vented Bulbul 12, Japanese White-eye 15, Eurasian House Sparrow 20.

Follow these links to find posts from other sites accessible from Sheung Shui Station and the East Line;
http://redgannet.blogspot.com/2010/12/hong-kong-twitching-pt-1-tai-po-kau.html
http://redgannet.blogspot.com/2011/05/hong-kong-hangover-mai-po.html
http://redgannet.blogspot.com/2011/10/long-valley-hong-kong-oct-2011.html
Visit the Hong Kong section of the dedicated Asia Page for other posts from this region.
North District Park, Hong Kong, Oct 2011