[Hong Kong] Avoid disturbance to nesting birds

Avoid disturbance to nesting birds

I've heard a story today that some photographers are bothering an owl's nest in HK, trying to get photographs. I don't know the full situation and am not suggesting it involves any members of HKBWS (I hope it doesn't!) Something similar happened to an owl nest last year, resulting in the adults abandoning the chicks.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone on the group to avoid disturbing wild birds. As well as potentially leading to birds abandoning the nest, disturbing any wild bird is illegal and anyone caught may risk prosecution.

It may not always be easy to know if you are causing disturbance, so I recommend that everyone should avoid any photography of birds showing any nesting behaviour.