Subject: Shek Kong Catchment - Winter 2008/2009 [Print This Page] Author: ddavid Time: 27/01/2009 17:43 Subject: Shek Kong Catchment - Winter 2008/2009
Shek Kong Catchment – January 27, 2009 8.00 a.m. – 3.45 p.m.
From Shek Kong Camp at the bottom of Route Twisk to Ho Pui Reservoir & back.
(N.B. The site where the Hawfinch has been seen, is Shek Kong Airfield Road, NOT Shek Kong Catchment. The catchment is in Tai Lam Country Park and goes from Shek Kong Village to Tai Lam Reservoir, roughly following the 100m contour line.)
[ Last edited by ddavid at 27/01/2009 19:10 ] Author: kkoel Time: 27/01/2009 18:28
Your route seems to be quite an interesting one! Do you mean the concrete paved road leading all the way to Ho Pui, and is there any way to go from Shek Kong airport straight to Ho Pui Reservoir that you know of? Thanks for advising and Happy New Year!
Koel Author: ddavid Time: 27/01/2009 19:23
Yes, it's a concrete road all the way from Shek Kong to Tai Lam Reservoir.
As for getting from Shek Kong Airfield Road to Ho Pui, I guess the best way would be to get a taxi to the village of Ho Pui and walk up to the reservoir from there.
Most of the birds I've listed were seen within the first 1-2 km of the catchment from Shek Kong. There is a fruiting tree next to the public toilets which was attracting thrushes. The Radde's Warbler is 10-15 minutes further along, just before the Sheung Tsuen Fresh Water Balance Tank (clearly signposted!!) Seen at 10.15 a.m. today.
Hope this helps!
David. Author: nipwk Time: 27/01/2009 22:01 Subject: Shek Kong Catchment
I am also very interesting the route and go to there. Can you show me on the map of the route.
nipwk Author: ddavid Time: 28/01/2009 11:43
Click on the following link. Right click on the map and click Zoom In once. The words Route Twisk appear. Access to the catchment is next to the letter "s" in Route Twisk!!