Bird News from Robin Newlin and Andreas Kim
A protected cove held c. six hundred Coots and small numbers of Eurasian Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Falcated Teal, Spot-billed Ducks and Mallards, three Eurasian Spoonbills, and several each of Grey Heron, Intermediate and Great Egret. One Common Snipe, two Eurasian Kestrels. One Common Buzzard. Eight Far-eastern Skylarks. Several Buff-bellied Pipits. Two Olive-backed Pipits. Two Bull-headed Shrikes. Two Oriental Reed Warblers. About a dozen Azure-winged Magpies. Scattered calling Daurian Redstarts. Several Stejneger’s Stonechats. Several small flocks of Taiga Bean Geese flying over and a small group on a rice-field, in total c. one hundred fifty.