Southeast coast, January 4

Bird News from Johan Kok

I drove up from Dong-gu in Ulsan along the coast to just north of Jujeon beach, stopping at every harbour town looking for seabirds.  I returned via Buk-gu, stopping on the upper town section of the Taewhagang for some waterbirds.   Along the coast interesting sightings included small flocks of Grey-capped GreenfinchBrambling, Yellow-throated bunting and Japanese White-eye plus 4 species of gull – Black-tailed, Vega, Slaty-backed and Glaucous gull.   I’m not particularly great on the gulls yet so have a look at the photos and let me know if I’ve made any errors. The Taewhagang section was great, with 6 Common Merganser a highlight for me.  Besides the usuals a Bull-headed Shrike, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Teal and Black-crowned Night Heron were nice sightings as well.


Black-tailed GullBlack-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris © Johan Kok
Bull-headed ShrikeBull-headed Shrike Lanius bucephalus © Johan Kok
Common MerganserCommon Merganser Mergus merganser © Johan Kok
Glaucous GullGlaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus © Johan Kok
Oriental GreenfinchGrey-capped Greenfinch Chloris sinica © Johan Kok
Vega GullVega Gull Larus vegae © Johan Kok



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