Songdo, July 24
Bird news from Tim Edelsten
Infilling and reclamation continues at the final mudflat. Black-faced Spoonbills were busily trawling its remaining water channels to feed their begging young at the nearby nesting island, where I counted 17 adults and 23 juveniles. An official bird-viewing platform has been erected overlooking the scene. Mongolian Gulls have also mostly fledged although I noticed 6 adults and 6 juveniles. Also nearby an apparent Oriental Scops Owl feather.
In view on the mudflat itself (where tidal flow not yet cut off), 260+ Common Greenshank, 1 Eastern Oystercatcher, 8 Common Sandpiper,10+ Grey Plover, 2 Far Eastern Curlew, 1 Dunlin, 10+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Saunders’s Gull and 2 Little Tern.
Nial Moores PhD, Birds Korea, January 6th 2014 Thanks to a Birds Korea supporter for drawing attention to a piece last month (on December 6th) in the Wall Street Journal, accessible at: http://on.wsj.com/1c9JWyz. Entitled “South Korea’s $35 Billion ‘Labor of Love’: Developer Struggles to Build a City From Scratch”, the Wall Street Journal article tells [...]Read story
Selected Bird News from Drs. Rainer Ertel, Peter Berndt and Nial Moores A quick birding trip was taken along the west coast, visiting Seosan (June 9th and 10th, and again briefly on 12th); Heuksan Island and adjacent sea-areas (June 10th-12th); and Song Do, Incheon (June 13th). Selected highlights included: Mallard Anas platyrhynchos. One at Song [...]Read story