Jinju, December 2

Bird News from Mike Friel

A sunny afternoon walk in nearby woods led to an area of the track where I always see a variety of tits. This time, however, I was surprised to see bright yellow, and there, showing some curiosity from the mid-level branches, were at least three juvenile Yellow-bellied Tits. I watched and photographed them for over six minutes, and then they went on their way. It was exciting to see such rare visitors, especially as this was a first for me.

Yellow-bellied-Tit_MF-1Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus © Mike Friel

Yellow-bellied-Tit_MF-2Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus © Mike Friel

Yellow-bellied-Tit_MF-3Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus © Mike Friel

Yellow-bellied-Tit_MF-4Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus © Mike Friel

Yellow-bellied-Tit_MF-5Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus © Mike Friel

One comment on “Jinju, December 2

  1. An excellent record – as presumably the first record for the Jinju area? Coincidentally, yesterday, December 2nd, also 2-3 Yellow-bellied Tit (similarly First Calendar-year birds) in Igidae, Busan: the first tits seen during a two-hour walk.

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