Bird News from Andreas Kim
Since the shorebirds arrived, 1-2 visits to the site every day is for checking on leg-flagged birds. today 47 Bar-tailed Godwit were present, among them orange leg-flagged 3V. This individual was banded in January 2011 and seen on the site and the neighboring Aphae Island (c. 16km away) in 2011 and 2012 (http://www.birdskorea.org/Habitats/Wetlands/Mokpo/BK-HA-Mokpo-Flagrecords.shtml#MFR2011;http://www.birdskorea.org/Habitats/Wetlands/Aphaedo/BK-HA-Aphaedo-Flagrecords.shtml#MFR2011). About 50 Dunlin, 30+ Kentish Plover, c. 20 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Red-necked Stint, 2 Grey Plover and 1 Great Knotwere seen. But the highlight was a single Little Stint, a vagrant to Korea with very few records.
The number of ducks and gulls still the same like two days before, only the Ruddy Shellduck was not seen anymore.