There were more than 50 bird photographers at the Sai Kung pier today.. Intrigued by what they were after, I was very soon “informed” that they were waiting for the White- bellied Sea Eagle. I remembered when I was a newbie in birding years ago, Sai Kung was the place to go! At dusk, black kites would fish around the pier for thrown away fish scraps by fishermen. There’s also a pair of white-bellied sea eagles residing on the islands near the pier too! Recently, there was a Frigate bird spotted at the pier that caused a stir.
But I don’t have my gear or bins with me this time! So…what was I doing at Sai Kung pier then? :P During summer when there is nothing flapping around in the air, I would visit the ones flapping down under.. Yes, flapping fins! :P At the pier, we boarded the diving boat and headed off to Sharp Island. Despite HK waters has poor visibility, the variety of sea critters can be surprisingly overwhelming on a gd day!
Here’s a short video of what I saw on my latest dive (taken by my GoPro cam).
“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust.
Nature comes in all forms, really dun have to travel far to discover them!