Haeundae, August 14

Bird News from Jason Loghry with Nial Moores

The temperature was surprisingly cool (around 20°), with strong winds and torrential rain drenching us for most of the morning. We positioned ourselves for seawatching at Jaeger Point, which is one of the northernmost headlands near Haeundae. There were birds on the move but not in high numbers. We saw between 50-100 Streaked Shearwater, 75-100 Common Tern, 1 White-winged Tern, 8 Whiskered Tern, about 15 Red-necked Phalarope, two Black-headed Gull, and the surprise of the morning were 6 Garganey in flight offshore. Grey-tailed Tattler and Common Sandpiper could be found on the rocky coastline. In the afternoon, at a patch along the Nakdong (JL only) were 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, and 5 White-winged Tern feeding in a marshy pond. At the estuary there were Dunlin, Common Redshank, Terek Sandpiper, Red-necked Stint, Sanderling, and Common Greenshank.

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