Bird News from Nial Moores
April 16, Eocheong Island
With bright sunshine and moderate to strong west-northwesterlies, rather better diversity than the 15th with a few more pipits and especially male Red-flanked Bluetails but still not yet very birdy. Best from the morning survey were c. 10 Grey-faced Buzzard (two of which perched up and preened in the open), an Eastern Buzzard, the female Black Redstart still, another male baicalensis White Wagtail and smartest of all a stunning male Citrine Wagtail on the beach.
Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus. Photo copyright Nial Moores
Female Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros. Photo copyright Nial Moores
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola. Photo copyright Nial Moores
April 15, Eocheong Island
Very poor after only a few rain spots and then dense fog swept the island. Only 39 species logged (though likely a few that were still present were missed), with new to the island Black-crowned Night Heron, Grey Heron, Wood Sandpiper and Red-throated Pipit.