Seogwipo area, Jeju, May 31
Bird news from Matthew Poll
I finally managed to spot a Fairy Pitta today, in a narrow and quiet valley. It was calling loudly, moving unseen through the treetops for well over an hour before it dropped down onto a lower branch for a few minutes of excellent views. Heard, but not seen in this valley were several vocal Japanese Paradise Flycatchers, as well as Common and Lesser Cuckoos.
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha
Bird news from Matt Poll Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas; one seen from the ferry Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica; two groups of roughly 10 seen heading towards Jeju Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius; 11 from the ferry between Mara and Gapa Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris Pacific Swift Apus Pacificus Eurasian Magpie Pica pica Great Tit Parus major Far Eastern Skylark Alauda japonica Barn Swallow Hirundo Rustica Japanese Bush […]Read story
Bird News from Matt Poll Arctic Loon Gavia arctica; 20+ near Sagye harbour Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas; five from the ferry (early?) Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus; 90+ near the ferry harbour at Sagye Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus; two confiding males in partial breeding plumage Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus; five from […]Read story