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Ulju-Gun, September 29

Bird News from Tim Edelsten

Despite the rain, stiff breeze and dark clouds, a pelagic, venturing some 20km off the coast of Gyeongsangnam Province was enjoyable for the sight of Streaked Shearwaters effortlessly lancing past the boat, with 400 or so over a three-hour period. One of them, (presumably in moult?) – showed an unusual upperwing pattern – photographed below. Also present a handful of Black-headed Gull, three Mongolian Gull and one Saunders’s Gull. Bizarrely, far offshore, an inexperienced juvenile Eurasian Hobby struggled through the inclement weather.

Streaked-Shearwater_TE-1Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas, © Tim Edelsten

Streaked-Shearwater_TE-2Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas, © Tim Edelsten

Eurasian-Hobby_TEEurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo, © Tim Edelsten