Ocean Park aviaries closed after dead bird found

Ocean Park's walk-through aviaries will close from today after a black-crowned night heron was found dead in the park from suspected H5 bird flu virus.

Thursday, 31 January, 2008, 12:00am

Natural world offers inspiration and relaxation

One day, I saw a lovely sight. A big bird was flying around a tree and then landed on a nest.

There were two baby birds sitting in the nest. When the two baby birds saw the big bird, they looked so happy. They opened their mouths and the big bird put its mouth into theirs.

What was it doing? I kept watching.

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Text matching skills

Matching has become one of the standard questions on Paper 2 since 1999. The question has appeared in two different formats.

The more common one, which we will look at, involves a complete text with some missing sentences which are jumbled up to be put back in their appropriate places in the passage.

Text matching

2 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Protection for birds

KOWLOON Park's bird lake and aviary and caged areas within the Zoological and Botanical Gardens will be cordoned off in the evenings of the Mid-Autumn Festival from September 8 to 10, to spare the animals the noise of revellers, the Urban Council said yesterday.

A spokesman also reminded visitors that littering could bring a $500 fine and 14 days in jail.

30 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Lake of filth and foul odour

AS a regular visitor to the Hong Kong Park, I am appealing to the Urban Council and staff of the Urban Services Department to do their job properly.

There are a good number of water ducks and several gigantic Australian pelicans in a small lake, near the aviary, which is filthy and smelly.

19 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Hard knock for jock as birds fly nostalgia coop

SPARE a thought for the quick-witted, fast-talking Keith Kwan - now metamorphosed as an FM Select jock - who spent all this week in Singapore as part of the Cathay Pacific International DJ Swap.

He was overcome with excitement when earlier in the week he arrived in the Garden City and checked into the Hilton.

18 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Walkway safety check essential

YOUR correspondent, Mr Doug Roots, queried the temporary closure of the Edward Youde Aviary in the Hongkong Park because of the slippery walkway (South China Morning Post, January 26).

6 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Slippery problem for aviary

I HAVE made three attempts to view the birds in the Sir Edward Youde Aviary in Hongkong Park: all have been unsuccessful.

On the first occasion the aviary was closed for no apparent reason - a notice said: ''Temporarily Closed, any inconvenience is regretted.'' At the second attempt the aviary was open but the queue was inordinately long.

26 Jan 1993 - 12:00am