Black Kite Reunion

07 Jan 2013   in Migration-Migrants, Raptors No Comments »
Contributed by William Ip

William Ip sent in these images of the Black Kites (Milvus migrans) that he photographed at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

“There are about 1600 Black Kites resident in Hong Kong. Every winter, additional 2-3 thousands Black Kites migrate from the North to Hong Kong to join the resident birds,” wrote William. They scatter all over Hong Kong during day time, but group together in the evening around three places – the Stonecutter Island in Kowloon, Yeung Chau at Sai Kung and the Pok Fu Lam Reservior valley.”

“The birds used to fly together in the sky for hours before sunset and rest in the trees.”




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