Bird News by Jason Loghry
After word that Busan was experiencing high numbers of tits and raptors, I visited Bunsungsan in the afternoon to see how it compared. Eastern Great Tit were on the move, and in three hours I counted 134, largely of three main flocks. There was also a single flock of more than 200 Vinous-throated Parrotbill. Northern Hobby (5), Eurasian Kestrel (2) but surprisingly no other raptor; although a Grey-faced Buzzard was seen from the cafeteria window at our school (located at the bottom of the mountain) just the day before. Olive-backed Pipit (18), 12 of which were leaving at dusk. Brown-eared Bulbul (12+), Brambling (6), Daurian Redstart (7), Bull-headed Shrike (4), Varied Tit (2), Marsh Tit (17), Long-tailed Tit (5), Arctic Warbler sensu lato (2), Eurasian Jay (5), Grey-headed Woodpecker (2), and Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker (5).