East Busan, April 4

Bird News from Nial Moores

A few hours in the park at Igidae under hazy blue skies with the maximum temperature rising to 15-16C, though feeling cooler in a moderate easterly. There were several signs that landbird migration is gathering pace. In addition to 3-4 Pacific Swift still (first noted here on March 18th when 15 present), birds of note included the personal first Grey-backed Thrush of the year, at least 3 (probably 4) White’s Thrush (the first here since last year) and probably 50+ Eurasian Siskin in addition to 1+ Long-tailed Rosefinch, an Eastern Buzzard and 6+ Eurasian Wren. As last week, no sign of any Eurasian Bullfinch and no Long-tailed Shrike (last seen on March 18th).


Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus. Image © Nial Moores.

White’s Thrush Zoothera dauma. Image © Nial Moores.

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