Bird news from Subhojit Chakladar
A boat trip from Daejin and a few hours of birding around the harbor in the wonderful company of Dr Nial Moores (and his guest) and the members of the University Birding Club produced quite a few nice birds. For me the highlight of the trip was to be able to finally get great looks at a Yellow-billed Loon – a bird that has eluded me for several years. A lot of Arctic Loons and Red-necked Grebes were also present. Other good birds from the boat were close views of Rhinoceros Auklet and Spectacled Guillemot. The highlight on land was a flock of Japanese and Bohemian Waxwings that were basking in the sun on tree tops and flying around in a very woodswallowy manner. It was wonderful to see them in the same frame and be able to directly compare the morphological differences.