Mokpo, February 17

Bird News from Andreas Kim

In the morning with light rain the stream between Samhyang and Yeongsan bridge was populated with 100 to 150Black-headed Gull – like in the last two weeks, but today also 2 Black-tailed Gull were seen, one with only a small oil stain while the second one massively oiled – one wonders if these birds came from Yosu where last week an accident with oil-spill had occurred. Also on the stream 9 Little Egret, 7 Mallard, 2 Eastern-Spot-billed Duck and 1Gadwall.

On the open water at the mouth of the stream c. 150 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Little Grebe were seen and very distant close to the barrage construction area at least 300 more unidentified gulls and several cormorants were noticed.


Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, © Andreas Kim


Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris with small oil stain, © Andreas Kim


Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris massively oiled, © Andreas Kim


Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris massively oiled, © Andreas Kim


Little Egret Egretta garzetta, © Andreas Kim


Mallard Anas platyrhynchos, © Andreas Kim<


Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus, © Andreas Kim

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