Bird News from Barry Heinrich
Birdwatching in the last couple of months have been hectic with birds on migration. I have seen a lot of birds and taken many photos.
I found two Brown Shrikes along Nam Cheon near Ganseong on May 15. They were from 2 subspecies, Lanius cristatus lucionensis and L. c. confusus. Other interesting birds along Nam Cheon included a Black-faced Spoonbill with a Grey Heron and a Common Greenshank on June 1, and two Whiskered Terns and 5 Mandarin Drakes on June 6.
Buk Cheon north of Ganseong has also had some interesting birds. I found a group of 7 Japanese Waxwings there on May 18 and two Grey-streaked Flycatchers on May 23.
I’ve also visited Geonbong Buddhist Temple a number of times having discovered it as a good place to see some forest birds. On May 28 there were 2 Black Woodpeckers on a dead tree near the start of the hiking trail. There has also been a couple of Dollarbirds in the same area and I got photos of them on June 13.
Of course there have been many more birds and many more photos but it’s not possible to report on them all.