Igidae, Busan September 3
Bird News from Nial Moores (later with Jason Loghry)
With winds at N/NE 5-6, a very strong northward movement of Streaked Shearwater first noted at 10am. Counting was conducted between 1500 and 1800, and sample counts each hour recorded 1,000 north in 13, 17 and 23 minutes respectively – resulting in a rather conservative estimate of 20,000 Streaked Shearwater north during the afternoon. Also logged were a single Parasitic Jaeger and 4 or 5 Pomarine Skua, 30+ Red-necked Phalarope, 450 Common Tern, and one White-winged Tern.
Bird News from Nial Moores With the onset of milder temperatures (maxima of 31C on the 29th falling to 27C on 4th), a few hours spent seawatching off Igidae, and a quick check of a couple of the best areas for migrant landbirds. On the 29th, with moderate southerlies, 150 phalarope (all presumed to be [...]Read story
Bird News from Nial Moores In rather hot (30C), humid and hazy conditions, a quick late afternoon trip out to Igidae. This was both to look for early signs of autumn and also to test out my new “long-loan” scope: the Swarovski ATX 30-70×95. While there were many insects and rather few birds, in one [...]Read story