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Ulseuk Do and Dajeo Eco Park, March 2

Birds News by Jason Loghry

At Nakdong Estuary, most of the same species were observed as were on the 1st of March (see here), but in addition were 3 Steller’s Sea Eagles, 2 White-tailed Sea Eagles, and a noteworthy group of 7 Naumann’s Thrush.

At the newly constructed (as part of the Four Rivers Project?) Dajeo Ecological Park, natural floodplain habitat appears to have been degraded and many of the reed beds replaced with grass fields and ornamental trees. Although reeds do still remain, there are now numerous walking trails, driving trails, lights, and in some areas speakers playing radio music.

Birds observed include 6 Japanese Quail, one hundred plus Common and Pallas’s Reed Buntings, several Little Buntings mixed with Rustic Bunting, Buff-bellied Pipit, and several Dusky Thrush. Most notable was a Long-tailed Shrike observed in a small patch of natural habitat, but surrounded by dirt piles and heavy machinery.

Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus (rear) with Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus. Image by Jason Loghry.

Taimyr Gull Larus heuglini taimyrensis. Image by Jason Loghry.

Mew (or Common) Gull Larus canus. Image by Jason Loghry.

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach (second record for Busan?). Image by Jason Loghry.

Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus. Image by Jason Loghry.

First-winter male (Second Calendar year) Pallas’s Reed Bunting Emberiza pallasi moving into breeding plumage. Image by Jason Loghry.