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 In warm afternoon sunshine (reaching 22°C), a few hours spent in woodland at Igidae. High numbers still of Brown-eared Bulbul (50+ seen), Vinous-throated Parrotbill (dozens) and Yellow-throated Bunting (tens, with several in song) and at least one White-backed Woodpecker. Other migrants more obviously on passage included a dozen or more […]Read story
Bird News from Jason Loghry with Nial Moores After a rainy morning, we were back at Igidae on Sunday afternoon where we again found Pacific Swift, Barn Swallow, several Brown-eared Bulbul, Pale Thrush, Grey Thrush, two gorgeous Narcissus Flycatcher, Japanese Waxwing (4; and 2 waxwing unidentified- possibly Bohemian heard), singing Blue Robin, Grey-capped Greenfinch, Eurasian Siskin, Goldcrest, singing Eastern Crowned Warbler, Japanese Bush Warbler, Asian Stubtail, and Red-flanked Bluetail. Narcissus […]Read story