Mokpo Namhang Urban Wetland, August 31

Bird News from Andreas Kim

An hour long visit to the natural tidal-flat of the Mokpo Namhang Urban Wetland short before high tide showed a very interesting assemblage of shorebirds: 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 73 Common Greenshank, 13 Common Redshank, 10 Whimbrel, 8 Ruddy Turnstone, 3 Grey-tailed Tattler, 5 Terek Sandpiper, 1 Great Knot, 3 Dunlin, 1 Grey Plover, 12 Pacific Golden Plover, c. 150 Red-necked Stint, 5 Broad-billed Sandpiper and 1 Kentish Plover.

Non shorebirds were 21 Grey Heron, 19 Great Egret, 3 Little Egret which all moved with the rising tide to other areas of the site or on to fishing boats and platforms. A small flock of uncounted Treesparrows flew over.

Black-tailed-Godwit_AK-1Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa, © Andreas Kim

Black-tailed-Godwit_AK-2Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa, © Andreas Kim

Common-Greenshank_AKCommon Greenshank Tringa nebularia, © Andreas Kim

Common-Redshank_AK-1Common Redshank Tringa totanus, © Andreas Kim

Common-Redshank_AK-2Common Redshank Tringa totanus, © Andreas Kim

Common-Redshank_AK-3Common Redshank Tringa totanus, © Andreas Kim

Whimbrel_AKWhimbrel Numenius phaeopus, © Andreas Kim

Ruddy-Turnstone_AK-1Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres, © Andreas Kim

Ruddy-Turnstone_AK-2Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres, © Andreas Kim

Terek-Sandpiper_AKTerek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus (front), Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes (rear), © Andreas Kim

Great-Knot_AKGreat Knot Calidris tenuirostris, © Andreas Kim

Dunlin_AK-1Dunlin Calidris alpina, © Andreas Kim

Dunlin_AK-2Dunlin Calidris alpina, © Andreas Kim

Grey-Plover_AKGrey Plover Pluvialis squatarola, © Andreas Kim

Red-necked-Stint_AKRed-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis, © Andreas Kim

Broad-billed-Sandpiper_AKBroad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus, © Andreas Kim

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