Songdo Lagoon, October 5

Bird News from Tim Edelsten

  1. Tundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris. An overhead skein of 22.
  2. Gadwall Anas strepera. Seven.
  3. Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope. One coming out of eclipse looked distinctively dark in the sunshine.
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos.
  5. Eastern Spot-billed Duck Anas zonorhyncha.
  6. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata. Already 250+.
  7. Northern Pintail Anas acuta. c. 20.
  8. Garganey Anas querquedula. One.
  9. Eurasian Teal Anas crecca.
  10. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis. Four.
  11. Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor. Five, including a juvenile.
  12. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea.
  13. Great Egret Ardea alba.
  14. Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia.
  15. Little Egret Egretta garzetta.
  16. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo.
  17. Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus.
  18. Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola. One, is probably the first I have ever seen on freshwater.
  19. Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago.
  20. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa. Fourteen still present.
  21. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus. Four.
  22. Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis. Twelve, in a loose flock.
  23. Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia.
  24. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus.
  25. Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris.
  26. Mongolian Gull Larus mongolicus.
  27. Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis.
  28. Eurasian Magpie Pica pica.
  29. Eastern Great Tit  Parus minor.
  30. Brown-eared Bulbul Hypsipetes amaurotis.
  31. Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus.
  32. White Wagtail Motacilla alba.

Butterflies enjoying the autumn sunshine included:


Butterfly_TE-1Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow Colias erate, © Tim Edelsten

Butterfly_TE-2Pale Grass Blue Zizeeria maha, © Tim Edelsten

Butterfly_TE-3Pale Grass Blue Zizeeria maha, © Tim Edelsten

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