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Han River, February 6

Bird News from Nial Moores and Russell Graham

Highlights at a couple of stops on the Han River today included a superb adult Steller’s Sea Eagle, spectacularly fighting off 4 or 5 White-tailed Eagles from a stolen waterbird carcass; three or four Scaly-sided Merganser; the Swan Goose still; presumably two Northern Goshawk; and rarest of all in the Korean context, three Mute Swan.

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rs-steller's8534Steller’s Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus with White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla © Nial Moores

rs-swangoose-8384Swan Goose Anser cygnoides (centre) with Taiga Bean Geese Anser fabalis and Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus © Nial Moores

rs-muteswan-DSC08460Two of the three Mute Swan Cygnus olor © Nial Moores

All images digiscoped with a handheld Sony compact camera through a truly superb Swarovski scope…