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.
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
Tim Edelsten, Korea Times November 7 The capital is awash with advertisements promoting wind energy, framed in the predictable idyllic depictions of rolling green hills, trees and sunshine. Certainly wind power may have an important part to play in the fight against climate change, but what developers never mention are its adverse environmental impacts. Having [...]Read story