Tim Edelsten. Already a hint of spring on the mountain today, with magpies collecting sticks for their nests and a Grey-headed Woodpecker drumming in the mild and sunny weather.
Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella
From the solar tower, an Upland Buzzard clashed in mid-air with one of three smaller Eastern Buzzard, providing a nice contrasting view of the uppersides of both banking upward into the blue sky; later it hovered for a brief moment.
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica
Among other expected species, an Azure-winged Magpie, a Dusky Thrush and party of Long-tailed tits. The rock pool was the epicentre of activity with bathing parrotbills, two Grey-capped Greenfinch, two Rustic Bunting and two Naummann’s Thrush.
Grey-capped Greenfinch Chloris sinica
There were also at least seven Siberian Accentor, two of which seemed so intelligent and personable, as they sat and watched me from atop a low scrub bush.
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탐조인 : 하정문 대학연합야생조류연구회의 제주도 조사에 참여하여 약 일주일에 걸쳐 성산 쪽과 하모 부근을 둘러보았습니다. 언제나처럼 많은 수의 오리를 제외하고는 딱히 특이종이 관찰되지는 않았지만, 오랜만에 나선 탐조여서 좋은 기분전환이 되었습니다. 이번 여행에서는 지난해 말에 구입한 녹음장비를 필드에서 제대로 테스트 해 … read more
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Bird News / Highlights from Shim Kyu-Sik Outstanding highlights at Hwaseong on December 26th were single Steppe Eagle 초원수리 (perhaps scarcely annual in the ROK, and now classified globally as Endangered) and Horned Lark 해변종다리 (<10 national records). Steppe Eagle Aquila … read more