Author Archives: Subhojit Chakladar

Daejin, March 3

Bird news from Subhojit Chakladar

A boat trip from Daejin and a few hours of birding around the harbor in the wonderful company of Dr Nial Moores (and his guest) and the members of the University Birding Club produced quite a few nice birds. For me the highlight of the trip was to be able to finally get great looks at a Yellow-billed Loon – a bird that has eluded me for several years. A lot of Arctic Loons and Red-necked Grebes were also present. Other good birds from the boat were close views of Rhinoceros Auklet and Spectacled Guillemot. The highlight on land was a flock of Japanese and Bohemian Waxwings that were basking in the sun on tree tops and flying around in a very woodswallowy manner. It was wonderful to see them in the same frame and be able to directly compare the morphological differences.

Bohemian Waxwing, Bombycilla garrulus

Bohemian Waxwing, Bombycilla garrulus

Bohemian Waxwing (left) Bombycilla garrulus and Japanese Waxwing (right) Bombycilla japonica

Bohemian Waxwing (left) Bombycilla garrulus and Japanese Waxwing (right) Bombycilla japonica

Yellow-billed Loon, Gavia adamsii

Yellow-billed Loon, Gavia adamsii

Rhinoceros Auklet, Cerorhinca monocerata

Rhinoceros Auklet, Cerorhinca monocerata

Spectacled Guillemot, Cepphus carbo

Spectacled Guillemot, Cepphus carbo

Daejin, January 16

Bird news from Subhojit Chakladar and Marco Della Seta A boat trip off the coast of Daejin over very calm seas and relatively mild temperatures produced some very close and satisfying views. Highlights included thousands of gulls, 8 Brunnich’s Murres, … read more