Bird News from Patrick Blake and Melanie Proteau Blake
Migration continues in and around Gwangju, with some interesting new arrivals. A day-hike around Mudeungsan resulted in approximately 30 species being seen, including some personal firsts (and a lifer) for the Gwangju area. Highlights of the 9hr hike included singing Asian Stubtails (9), Japanese Bush Warblers (14), and Eastern Crowned Warblers (2). The first Oriental Cuckoos (3) of the year were heard, as were newly arrived Siberian Blue Robins (3), a life bird for me. Varied Tits were observed feeding fledglings; White’s Thrush and Pale Thrush were in song. An impressive 6 Eurasian Wrens were also heard singing.
A recording of a Siberian Blue Robin song was taken; it is available here.