Igidae, Busan, December 24

Bird News from Nial Moores

In mild conditions (with an overnight low of -1C and a high of +7C, though with traces of snow still lying from a light dusting a couple of days earlier), a couple of hours in Igidae proved fairly “birdy”. In the small area that was visited towards the north of the park, there were several flocks of Yellow-throated Bunting, 40+ Brambling and at least three Rustic and one Black-faced Bunting. Other species of interest included a stunning male Eurasian Sparrowhawk harassing a Vinous-throated Parrotbill flock as they tried to go to roost; three Pale Thrush; and on the sea five Common Pochard and at least 10 Ancient Murrelet (the first here this winter).

Yellow-throated-Bunting_NMYellow-throated Bunting Emberiza elegans, © Nial Moores


Brambling_NM-1Brambling Fringilla montifringilla, © Nial Moores


Brambling_NM-2Brambling Fringilla montifringilla, © Nial Moores

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