Bird News from Patrick Blake with Peter Hirst
I spent a nice afternoon birding around Gocheonnamho Lake in Haenam County with Peter Hirst. Waterfowl numbers were very low on the lake, with the most common species being Eurasian Wigeon (~300); Common Pochard, Northern Pintail, and Common Teal were also present in small numbers.
The highlight of the day was a Chinese Grey Shrike observed hunting over an expanse of rice field. Other good birds included Bull-headed Shrike (11), Common Kestrel (4), Eastern Buzzard (1), and a flyover of Grey-capped Greenfinch (20-25).