Date
22 May 2017
Tuen Mun residents were treated to the fascinating sight of migratory birds flying southward last week. Photos: Facebook, Wikipedia
Tuen Mun residents were treated to the fascinating sight of migratory birds flying southward last week. Photos: Facebook, Wikipedia

Migratory birds in spectacular flyby over Tuen Mun

A video footage of flocks of migratory birds flying over Tuen Mun last week has gone viral on social media.

In the 30-second clip, thousands of migratory birds were seen flying in an orderly fashion towards the south, providing a breathtaking scene for spectators, Metro Daily reports.

Netizens hailed the rarely seen phenomenon as “beautiful”, “magnificent” and “splendid”.

However, many residents in the New Territories said such a sight has been seen many times before, while others joked that people should be mindful of droppings from the birds.

Hong Kong lies on the East Asian–Australasian Flyway, one of the nine known major flyways for migratory birds.

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