Pohang, December 29

Birdsnews by Jason Loghry, and Ha Jung Mun

Yesterday, I was birding at Pohang with Mr. Loghry for special gulls. It was earlier than when birding together there last year, only two Glaucous Gull were observed… with several Taimyr Gulls. We could see some of sea birds also, such as Ancient Murrelets and Loons.


Species List :

Brant Goose Branta bernicla. One bird observed at the small harbor.

Gadwall Anas strepera.

Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope.

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos.

Eastern Spot-billed Duck Anas zonorhyncha.

Eurasian Teal Anas crecca.

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus merganser.

Arctic Loon Gavia arctica.

Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica. A heavily oiled bird was resting on the concrete side of the harbor.

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis.

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cri.

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis.

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea.

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo.

Eastern Buzzard Buteo japonicus.

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus.

Common Sandpiper Common Sandpiper.

Sanderling Calidris alba.

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus.

Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris.

Mew Gull Larus canus.

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus. 2 birds were observed.

Vega Gull Larus vegae.

Mongolian Gull Larus mongolicus.

Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus.

Taimyr Gull Larus heuglini taimyrensis.

Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus. Multiple individuals were approached closely to the coastal lines.

Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis.

Eurasian Magpie Pica pica.

Rook Corvus frugilegus.

Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos.

Marsh Tit Poecile palustris.

Varied Tit Poecile varius.

Brown-eared Bulbul Hypsipetes amaurotis.

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus.

Total 35 species


Vega Gull Larus vegae, © Ha Jung Mun

Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus, © Ha Jung Mun

Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica, © Ha Jung Mun

Brant Goose Branta bernicla, © Ha Jung Mun

Brant Goose Branta bernicla, © Ha Jung Mun

Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica, © Ha Jung Mun

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