Baekryeong Island, Incheon, May 6

Bird News from Nial Moores & Robin Newlin

After several excellent days in the field on Baekryeong Island (more of which will be posted later!), a fair-weather arrival on the 6th produced a rapid increase in some species (most especially Yellow-browed WarblerLittle and Yellow-breasted Bunting, with c. 100 of the latter globally Endangered species present in only a small part of the island that was surveyed); a wheatear sp., seen only in high flight; and most exceptional of all, a stunning Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica. Found and photographed initially by NM in the early evening, the bird was also soon after seen and photographed by RN. Better images of this first record for the ROK are therefore likely to come soon…

Mongolian-Lark_NM-1Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica,  © Nial Moores

Mongolian-Lark_NM-2Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica,  © Nial Moores

Mongolian-Lark_NM-3Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica,  © Nial Moores

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