Lamma Island - Spring 南丫島 - 春 2009

Lamma Island - Spring 南丫島 - 春 2009

Though it's also located at the southern HK, Lamma Island is not a birding site as popular as Po Toi.  Shown from other members that some nice birds have also been found in Lamma, I started my 1st birding in Lamma last Sun (3May09).
It was a very comfortable and convenient birding site, though the result on that day was not so satisfactory (only 1 or 2 extraodrinary species had been found).  After a ferry, I was able to go birding, hiking and dining just near the small area of Yung Shue Wan.  Right besides the villages were some woodland areas that many birds kept calling, like the cuckoos.  Further from the villages, I walked along the Family Walk and visited Pak Kok village.  There, it was just like a paradise and I've never thought of such a peaceful village with seaview and spacious gardening area in HK!  Most of the birds were found along this trail.

A pity that I could not see a lesser coucal, that has been seen before in Lamma Island.

雖然南丫島也是位於香港南方, 但這個島的觀鳥人氣永遠都不及蒲台這麼熱.  不過, 我在上星期天(09年5月3日)都試到這個島觀鳥, 因為其他鳥友久不久都會在這個島找到些比較特別的鳥種.

它真是一個方便又舒服的觀鳥地, 縱然這天我找到特別的鳥種只是寥寥可數.  船程過後, 我就可以在榕樹灣及其附近小小的範圍中遠足, 觀鳥及用餐.  村屋的兩旁便是林區, 很多雀如杜鵑已不斷在唱鳴.  我沿著家樂徑離開村落到較偏遠的地方, 並到訪了北角村.  那裡真的像一個世外桃源.  我從未想過香港境內還有這樣的一個寧靜, 有充足綠化園林空間的的海邊小村落!  大部份的鳥種都是在家樂徑沿途錄得的.

有一點可惜未能找到小鴉鵑.  我記得之前有人在南丫島見過牠.

Birding time 觀鳥時間: 0900-1400
Weather 天氣: 22-27C, sunny with occasional breeze, 天晴,間中有微風

018 Little Egret 小白鷺   x1
067 Black Kite 黑鳶 (麻鷹)   many
088 Chinese Francolin 鷓鴣   x3+ (heard)
194 Spotted Dove 珠頸斑鳩   many
204 Indian Cuckoo 四聲杜鵑   x2+ (heard)
207 Plaintive Cuckoo 八聲杜鵑   x1 (heard)
208 Common Koel 噪鵑   x1 male (heard)
209 Greater Coucal 褐翅鴉鵑   x3
226 Little Swift 小白腰雨燕   x10+
235 Dollarbird 三寶鳥   x1
251 Barn Swallow 家燕   x5+
270 Red-whiskered Bulbul 紅耳鵯   many
271 Chinese Bulbul 白頭鵯   many
272 Sooty-headed Bulbul 白喉紅臀鵯   x2
279 Long-tailed Shrike 棕背伯勞   x1
287 Oriental Magpie Robin 鵲鴝   many
298 Blue Whistling Thrush 紫嘯鶇   x1
315 Hwamei 畫眉   x1
345 Yellow-bellied Prinia 黃腹山鷦鶯(灰頭鷦鶯)   x1 (heard)
347 Common Tailorbird 長尾縫葉鶯   few
356 Arctic Warbler 極北柳鶯   x1 (unconfirmed, and another unknown warbler species)
397 Japanese White-eye 暗綠繡眼鳥(相思)   many
424 Eurasian Tree Sparrow 樹麻雀   many
433 Black-collared Starling 黑領椋鳥   few
436 Crested Myna 八哥   few
438 Black Drongo 黑卷尾   x5+
444 Common Magpie 喜鵲   x1
447 Large-billed Crow 大嘴烏鴉   x1
Manson Tsang