Endangered Japanese Night Heron spotted in Hong Kong after 26 years

April 2, 2015

A Japanese night heron was found in December by two expatriates at an enclave in Sai Kung, said Yu Yat-tung, research manager of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society. He estimated that the bird, which is as precious as black-faced spoonbill, stayed in the city for about a week.

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Did it stop any important construction in HK, like the way the pink dolphins stopped the construction of the third runway of the HK Airport? Maybe now we might reconsider its construction?
Did it stop any important construction in HK, like the way the pink dolphins stopped the construction of the third runway of the HK Airport? Maybe now we might reconsider its construction?
Crazy bird it better not come near my fish ponds! Grrrrr we have enough greedy local herons these parallel trading Japanese should be sssssshst back home where they belong.
Funny it doesnt even look like a heron, maybe its in disguise as a Franklin? Either way, sayonara!
Poor thing must be lost. If it makes another wrong turn and heads North, it will surely be killed and eaten by some rich Mainlanders
Tsk, tsk, how dreadful of those uncouth northerners. They haven't yet gone to the extent of, say, Henry VIII, though, whose menu even outside of his own wedding banquets included items such as :
1. Spit-Roasted Meat
Spit-roasted meat -- usually a pig or boar -- was eaten at every meal. The royal kitchen of 55 rooms and 200 staff served 1,240 oxen, 8,200 sheep, 2,330 deer, 760 calves, 1,870 pigs, and 53 wild boar annually. That's more than 14,000 large animals, meaning each member of the court was consuming about 23 animals every year.
2. Grilled Beavers' Tails - These tasty morsels were particularly popular on Fridays.
3. Whale Meat - A popular dish for Fridays.
4. Whole Roasted Peacock
5. Internal Organs (Beef lungs, spleen, and even udders).
6. Black Pudding (A sausage made by filling a length of pig's intestine with the animal's boiled, congealed blood. )
7. Boar's Head - served as the centerpiece of Christmas feasts.
8. Roasted Swan
9. Vegetables
(Perhaps the only type of food Henry and his court didn't consume to excess was vegetables, which were viewed as the food of the poor and made up less than 20 percent of the royal diet. )
10. Marzipan
11. Spiced Fruitcake
12. Wine and Ale
All this food was washed down with enormous quantities of wine and ale. Historians estimate that 600,000 gallons of ale (enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool) and around 75,000 gallons of wine (enough to fill 1,500 bathtubs) were drunk every year at Hampton Court Palace.
(http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace...)

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