26 Jun 2021

Hong Kong’s Breeding Terns

Hong Kong has three species of breeding tern, - Bridled, Black-naped and Roseate - and the rocks near Tap Mun Chau (Grassy Island) in the northeast New Territories are a stronghold for them. There are ferries to Tap Mun from Ma Liu Shui (near Chinese University) and from Wong Shek Pier, Sai Kung.
Late June sees a peak of activity, as the birds roam the waters of Tolo Harbour, to catch fish for their newly-hatched young. These are some shots from the back of the public ferry, taken yesterday, 25th June 2021.