Mokpo Namhang Urban Wetland, April 12

Bird News from Andreas Kim

Since the shorebirds arrived, 1-2 visits to the site every day is for checking on leg-flagged birds. today 47 Bar-tailed Godwit were present, among them orange leg-flagged 3V. This individual was banded in January 2011 and seen on the site and the neighboring Aphae Island (c. 16km away) in 2011 and 2012 (; About 50 Dunlin, 30+ Kentish Plover, c. 20 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Red-necked Stint, 2 Grey Plover and 1 Great Knotwere seen. But the highlight was a single Little Stint, a vagrant to Korea with very few records.

The number of ducks and gulls still the same like two days before, only the Ruddy Shellduck was not seen anymore.

 Leg-flagged Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 3V, Photo © Andreas Kim


Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinusa, Photo © Andreas Kim


Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius, Photo © Andreas Kim


Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis, Photo © Andreas Kim


Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola, Photo © Andreas Kim


Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris, Photo © Andreas Kim


Little Stint Calidris minuta, Photo © Andreas Kim

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