Gangneung: National Arboretum, March 14

Bird News from Robin Newlin

An afternoon visit to the Sumokwon in cool and partly cloudy weather yielded small flocks of Bramblings, Yellow-throated Buntings and Vinous-throated Parrotbills, single digit counts of Naumann’s Thrush, Eurasian Nuthatch, Hawfinch (1 heard and probably the same later seen), Coal, Marsh, Eastern Great, Long-tailed and Varied Tits, Eurasian Sparrowhawk (1), Far-Eastern Buzzard (2), Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Daurian Redstart, Mandarin Duck and Grey Heron. Highlight was a pair of Black Woodpeckers.

Varied Tit Poecile varius, © Robin Newlin

Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius, © Robin Newlin

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