It was pouring rain last Saturday, Grace left on Friday to Hong Kong to visit her parents, I was stuck at home totally bored. I took out a bird photography book of Taiwan and carefully planned a trip to visit four sites, very ambitious if only it would not rain on Sunday.
I woke up early on Sunday morning and was out by 7 AM. The first place that I visited was the experimental farm of National Taiwan University. It used to be a military base before transferred to the Agricultural Department of the University, it covers 30 acres. On the express way, it is only 20 minutes from home. It is an oasis at the edge of Taipei City limit.
here. Now, because climate change, the northern part of Taiwan is as hot as the southern part of Taiwan. I wonder why they bother. I hope you do see the Black on these two butterflies.
I finished the Experimental Farm before 9 AM and headed to the northern port city of Keelung. It is a small deep water port and an important harbor throughout Taiwan's history. Part of the Japanese attack naval force to Pearl Harbor during the WWII, came out from Keelung. The old Chinese name of Keelung means "Chicken Cage". It now has been changed to a more presentable name, although it still sounds the same.
here. But they were taken in the city park, where they are very tame.
I finished photographing the heron and the kite by 10:30 AM and was ready to take the Expressway 62, head east for my next destination. See you at Skywatch Friday!!
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