Mokpo Namhang Urban Wetland, September 30

Bird News from Andreas Kim

A morning visit to the site with very sunny weather conditions showed 3 Black-tailed Godwit, c. 40 Common Greenshank, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Terek Sandpiper, 10+ Common Sandpiper, 4 Long-billed Plover and as a rare visitor one Black-winged Stilt. Most Grey Heron, Great Egret and Little Egret roosted on boats or platforms, all in all about 30 in total. Black-tailed Gulls were not more than 20, the same number for the first Eurasian Teal at the site and also seen one Mallard in eclipse plumage. Also seen 2 Grey Wagtails, several White Wagtail flying, one Grey-headed Woodpecker, 2 Eastern Great Tit, only heard Brown-eared Bulbul and Eurasian Magpie. Everywhere plenty of dragonflies with some ending as food.

Common-Greenshank_AKCommon Greenshank Tringa nebularia, © Andreas Kim

Whimbrel_AKWhimbrel Numenius phaeopus, © Andreas Kim

Black-winged-Stilt_AKBlack-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus, © Andreas Kim

Long-billed-Plover_AK-2Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus, © Andreas Kim

Black-tailed-Gull_AK-1Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris, © Andreas Kim

Black-tailed-Gull_AK-2Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris, © Andreas Kim

Great-Egret_AKGreat Egret Ardea alba, © Andreas Kim

Little-Egret_AKLittle Egret Egretta garzetta, © Andreas Kim

Grey-Heron_AKGrey Heron Ardea cinerea, © Andreas Kim

Eurasian-Teal_AKEurasian Teal Anas crecca, © Andreas Kim

Mallard_AKMallard Anas platyrhynchos, © Andreas Kim

Spider_AKSpider with wrapped dragonfly, © Andreas Kim

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