Goseong County Birds in May and June 2011

Bird News from Barry Heinrich

Birdwatching in the last couple of months have been hectic with birds on migration. I have seen a lot of birds and taken many photos.

I found two Brown Shrikes along Nam Cheon near Ganseong on May 15. They were from 2 subspecies, Lanius cristatus lucionensis and L. c. confusus. Other interesting birds along Nam Cheon included a Black-faced Spoonbill with a Grey Heron and a Common Greenshank on June 1, and two Whiskered Terns and 5 Mandarin Drakes on June 6.

Buk Cheon north of Ganseong has also had some interesting birds. I found a group of 7 Japanese Waxwings there on May 18 and two Grey-streaked Flycatchers on May 23.

I’ve also visited Geonbong Buddhist Temple a number of times having discovered it as a good place to see some forest birds. On May 28 there were 2 Black Woodpeckers on a dead tree near the start of the hiking trail. There has also been a couple of Dollarbirds in the same area and I got photos of them on June 13.

Of course there have been many more birds and many more photos but it’s not possible to report on them all.

Brown Shrike ssp Lanius cristatus lucionensis. Photo © Barry Heinrich

Brown Shrike ssp Lanius cristatus confusus. Photo © Barry Heinrich

Black-faced Spoonbill,  Grey Heron, & Common Greenshank. Photo © Barry Heinrich

Whiskered Terns Chlidonias hybrida. Photo © Barry Heinrich

Mandarin Ducks Aix galericulata . Photo © Barry Heinrich

Japanese Waxwing Bombycilla japonica. Photo © Barry Heinrich

Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta. Photo © Barry Heinrich

Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius. Photo © Barry Heinrich

Dollarbirds Eurystomus orientalis. Photo © Barry Heinrich

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