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A New Egretry found in Kam Tin
On 4 May 2021, we found a new egretry in Kam Tin. This egretry is on a clump of dense, young trees above a West Rail mitigated wetland. We counted 34 Little Egret nests and 17 Chinese Pond Heron nests but there may be a few more hidden from sight. Some Little Egret chicks have already hatched out. Several Chinese Pond Herons were seen carrying sticks back to build nest while others were sitting on nest, apparently incubating the eggs. We shall continue to monitor this egretry and investigate where the egrets and herons forage for food.

錦田新鷺鳥林
2021年5月4日,我們在錦田觀察到一個新的鷺鳥林,這個鷺鳥林位於西鐵的緩解濕地附近。我們初步錄得34個小白鷺巢和17個池鷺巢,但可能還有一些巢被樹葉阻擋而看不到。當中部分小白鷺的幼鳥已孵出;幾隻池鷺正在築巢,而部分池鷺則坐在巢上,相信牠們仍在孵蛋。我們將會繼續監察這個鷺鳥林和鷺鳥的覓食地點。



The Hong Kong Wetlands Conservation Association (HKWCA)

is a non-government organisation founded in July 2018. Our aim is to promote the conservation of wetlands and nature. HKWCA is also keen on advancing environmental education and sharing global and local experiences in wetland management.