Usop Swamp, February 22

Bird News from Andreas Kim

The afternoon visit to the Usop Swamp showed more birds than it was hoped for: a big flock of c. 2000 geese, Taiga Bean and Greater White-fronted, c. 100 Whooper Swan, at least 50 Mallard small groups of Eurasian Teal all around the swamp, several Eurasian Coot, 3 Grey Heron, one Western Great Egret and 3 Eastern Great Egret. Also seen were 5 to 6 Bull-headed Shrike, a flock of Vinous-throated Parrotbill, a flock of Eurasian Tree Sparrow, several Oriental Turtle Dove, an overflying Eastern Buzzard and a Common Kestrel on a nearby pole.



Taiga Bean Goose Anser fabalis, © Andreas Kim




Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons, © Andreas Kim



Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, © Andreas Kim



Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, © Andreas Kim



Great Egret Ardea alba, © Andreas Kim

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