Mokpo Namhang Urban Wetland, April 29

Bird News from Andreas Kim

The daily visit started in the early afternoon with light rain which later cleared and also with light wind. Almost all ducks have left, only 8 Eastern Spot-billed Duck, 4 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Falcated Teal and a few Common Teal were seen.

On shorebirds 49 Bar-tailed Godwit, c. 30 Whimbrel, c. 130 Dunlin, 8 Common Greenshank, 6 Grey-tailed Tattler, 4 Terek Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 40+ Kentish Plover – on Saturday the first parent with 3 chicks seen – several Little Ringed Plover, c. 20 Ruddy Turnstone, c. 30 Red-necked Stint and 5 Curlew Sandpiper which were seen for the third day.

Today not many gulls at the site, a few Black-tailed and Black-headed Gulls, but at least 20 very noisy Little Ternflying around huntig for fish and also 3 Grey Heron, 1 Eurasian Coot and 1 Great Cormorant.

Green leg-flagged Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica ADL, Photo © Andreas Kim

Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis, Photo © Andreas Kim

Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes, Photo © Andreas Kim

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia, Photo © Andreas Kim

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres, Photo © Andreas Kim

Dunlin Calidris alpina, Photo © Andreas Kim

Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea, Photo © Andreas Kim

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Photo © Andreas Kim

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