Details of Po Toi and HK South Waters outing to be held on 26 April 2015 as below:-
Date: 1/5/2016 Sunday
Activity time: 08:00-16:00
Gathering time: 08:00
Gathering place: Hang Seng Bank, Sai Wan Ho MTR Station
Target Species: Seabirds and Migrants
Member - HK$160
Non-member - HK$200
Arrangement: The boat will go to Po Toi Island directly OR will spend some time in the south waters to search for seabirds. The group will then have free time on the island (new comers can follow the leader to watch birds on the island) and participants are suggested to have their lunch on the island. The group should be back to the boat around 12:00-1:00 (depends on the leader's decision) and then the boat will stay in the Lamma Channel in the afternoon to look for seabirds and end at 4:00pm. Please note that this is a brief arrangement and the activity leader will have the right to make the final decision.
Limited to 48 participants only - please return the registration form together with outing fee to HKBWS Office for registration.
We will confirm the participants about 5 days before the outing whether their reservation application is accepted or not. All the registered participants are required to pay the outing fee, no matter they can attend the outing or not. Withdrawal must be raised at least ONE week before the activity, otherwise, no refund will be made. If we cancel the outing due to inclement weather or special reason, the paid outing fee will be refunded to the participants.
The Activiites Enquiry Hotline for contacting outing leaders on event date only: 9457 3196.
The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (“the HKBWS”) assumes no responsibility, liability or obligations, whether financial or otherwise, for losses, injuries, death, damages, whether to the person or property, arising or occurring in the course or as a result from the activities, outings or training courses (“the Activities”)organized by the HKBWS. Persons who participate in the Activities must ensure that they are medically fit to do so. If in doubt, they should consult qualified medical practitioners before participating. Participants are recommended to purchase relevant insurance for their own protection. By participating in the Activities, the participants impliedly agree that they will not hold the HKBWS, its Executive Committee members, other committee members, its officers, employees, volunteers, agents or subcontractors responsible or liable for any losses, injuries, death damages arising or occurring in the course or as a result from the Activities.
Is it on 1st/may or 26th/April? Author: HKBWS Bonnie Time: 10/03/2016 15:16
Many thanks. Date in English version corrected.
Original posted by JohnC at 10/03/2016 13:54
Is it on 1st/may or 26th/April?
Author: JohnC Time: 30/04/2016 17:29
Just a reminder, because some of us may go to the wrong meeting point.
Gathering place: Hang Seng Bank, Sai Wan Ho MTR StationAuthor: JohnC Time: 1/05/2016 16:16
Author: lrichard Time: 1/05/2016 18:59
Migrants seen on the Society outing to Po Toi and southern waters, 1 May 2016
The species list and counts are composites from various people among the 50 or so members who joined the outing.
On Po Toi itself:
Eastern Cattle Egret 1
Chinese Pond Heron 7
Black-winged Kite 1
Chinese Goshawk 4
Grey-faced Buzzard 1
Common Sandpiper 1
Indian Cuckoo 1
Pacific swift 3
Common Kingfisher 1
Brown Shrike 2
Black Drongo 3
Blue Magpie 1
White-shouldered Starling 4
Chestnut-cheeked Starling at least 4, possibly 7 (awaiting photo ID)
Arctic warbler 1 singing plus several calling
Blue Rock Thrush 1 male ssp philippensis
Asian Paradise Flycatcher 1
Asian Brown Flycatcher 1
Grey-streaked Flycatcher at least 8
Narcissus Flycatcher 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Chestnut Bunting at least 3
On the boat, the afternoon session from Po Toi to Aberdeen, with the winds lighter and the sea calmer,was much better for birds than the morning session from Sai Wan Ho to Waglan and Po Toi. Birds seen at sea:
Eastern Cattle Egret 15
Red-necked Phalarope 12
Gull-billed Tern 1
Aleutian Tern 7
Common Tern 2
Bridled Tern 59 (including 50 near Po Toi Rock)
Little Tern 25
Whiskered Tern 3
White-winged Tern 40
Arctic Skua 2 Author: wgeoff Time: 2/05/2016 07:00
Great photo of a White-throated Needletail elsewhere by Thomas Chan, not seen by many
Some photos from me - Arctic Skua (Parasitic Jaeger in American), Aleutian Tern, living up to their nickname of Pollution Tern, and the best bird of the day for me, the Black-winged Kite, maybe only the fifth Po Toi record for this species and seen by everyone I think
and some amazing photos of a ball of very newly hatched Preying Mantis young coming out of the ball and all over the host plant - great spotting by a group member
A good day after a slow start and thanks to the organisers and leaders
[ Last edited by wgeoff at 2/05/2016 13:42 ] Author: kan1029 Time: 4/05/2016 10:42 Subject: Black-winged kite
For one more supplementary photography for recording, a juvenile was perching on the tree.
Thanks for Peter Chan, our bird guide, searched for us. According to Peter, the flying one should be the same as this perching one.