Bird News from Nial Moores
In continuing mild conditions (with temperatures rising from 7C early on to 10C), there were several hints of early spring migration at Igidae in east Busan. Species of note included a single Red-necked Grebe on the sea; now seven Light-vented Bulbul and several roaming and highly vocal gangs of Brown-eared Bulbul; five Pale Thrush; an increase in Daurian Redstart to 10; still four Siberian Accentor (down from six a week ago); one Eurasian Bullfinch (down from four a week ago) and still small numbers of Brambling (15) and Eurasian Siskin (5); single personata Black-faced Bunting, and five Rustic and >100 Yellow-throated Buntings; and best of all, though heard only, single Long-tailed Rosefinch and Japanese Waxwing and a singing Yellow-bellied Tit.
Brown-eared Bulbul Hypsipetes amaurotis © Nial Moores
Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus © Nial Moores
Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella © Nial Moores