Junam Reservoir, November 22

Bird News from Jason Loghry

Had a stop at Junam for some quick birding in the morning to see if any of the crane species had arrived. I didn’t find any but was excited to see two Chinese Grosbeak and three Yellow-bellied Tit. There are also reports of three regularly-observed Yellow-bellied Tit in the Jinju area. I wonder if there will be increased sightings this winter.

2 comments on “Junam Reservoir, November 22

  1. Hi. For the record, I got a photo of a juvenile yellow-bellied tit in Geochang-gun, about 75 km north of Jinju, on March 31, 2018.

    • Thank you very much for this: a useful record. The species is increasingly recorded in the ROK both as a migrant and winter visitor, with local breeding reported. Personally, I am still a little puzzled by plumage progression in this species, as many birds seem to be in a juvenile-type plumage from October through to March. I assume, however, that this is a First-winter type plumage (rather than a juvenile plumage per se).

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