Bird News from Robin Newlin
A morning visit (the first in some years!) to Songdo’s Lagoon. Despite the warm weather, a hint of coming winter: among many of the same waterfowl species reported by Tim Edelsten on October 5 (e.g. Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Eurasian Teal, Mallards, and Eastern Spot-billed Ducks), 7 Common Shelduck and a raft of a dozenCommon Pochards. 2 separate flocks of Common Greenshank (c. 400 and 30) and single-digit counts ofCommon Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Black-tailed Godwit. (Only) 2 Black-faced Spoonbills in flight. A single Little Grebe and several Great Cormorants. As in T.E.’s visit, Great, Little andIntermediate Egrets and Grey Herons. A young Moorhen. A flyover Peregrine falcon. 2 calling then showingBlack-faced Buntings. A calling Yellow-browed Warbler.