Gangneung, December 29

Bird News from Tim Edelsten

Most noteworthy offshore were 1600+ Great Crested Grebe idling in the bay, where also e.g. a close pair of Horned Grebe, a Harlequin, a Black-necked Grebe, four Ancient Murrelet and a Goldeneye. Unfortunately the murrelets spent much time diving around driftnets, obviously attracted to the catch in them – but unable to sense the danger.

Near the mouth of the Namdae Stream, best was a hovering Rough-legged Buzzard, several Saunders’s Gull, a circling White-tailed Eagle and five Northern Lapwing. Also present e.g. two Sanderling, a Long-billed Plover, about 15 Gadwall, 15 Common Merganser and 20 Eurasian Wigeon amongst other common species.

Saunders’s Gull Chroicocephalus saundersi, © Tim Edelsten

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, © Tim Edelsten

White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla, © Tim Edelsten

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