Mara-do, Jeju, March 15

Bird News from Matt Poll

  1. Arctic Loon Gavia arctica; 20+ near Sagye harbour
  2. Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas; five from the ferry (early?)
  3. Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus; 90+ near the ferry harbour at Sagye
  4. Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus; two confiding males in partial breeding plumage
  5. Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
  6. Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus; five from the ferry, two in breeding plumage
  7. Eurasian Magpie Pica pica; three individuals around the village
  8. Far Eastern Skylark Alauda japonica(*?); 15 or more resting in the short grass, ‘chirruping’ quietly, unlike their counterparts nearby on Jeju proper, that were in full song in the fields
  9. Barn Swallow Hirundo Rustica; only one seen over the island
  10. Japanese Bush Warbler Horornis diphone
  11. Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus; 10+ in the small woods at the island’s centre
  12. Naumann’s Thrush Turdus naumanni
  13. Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus
  14. Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
  15. Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
  16. White Wagtail Motacilla alba; two leucopsis
  17. Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi
  18. Grey-capped Greenfinch Chloris sinica; eight in the woods

Mara-do, © Mathew Poll

Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas, © Mathew Poll< Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus, © Mathew Poll

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