Friday, April 20, 2012

Black Wood Pigeon redux, with JP

JP, living the dream
Badass biker-birding!
Those are canola flowers - I often snack on them while birding!
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus feeding
Arctic Loons (Black-throated Loons) Gavia arctica
Black Wood Pigeon Columba janthina
Fire-bellied Toads Bombina orientalis getting cannibalistic
Fire-bellied Toad Bombina orientalis
  Last weekend the singular JP came out from Busan to check out 'Black Wood Pigeon Island' with me. We found at least a dozen this time. In spite of almost tripping on them after a while, I remained fairly enthusiastic about each new one we spotted! Other birds of note included some wicked-looking Black Kites, numerous Korean Bush Warbler, A raft of Arctic Loons, and a Blue-and-White Flycatcher, my first flycatcher of the year. We also spotted at least 100 Brown-eared Bulbuls rallying together and flying north towards 'mainland' Geoje-do. Also notable were dozens of Fire-bellied Toads in an old flooded Japanese gun emplacement.

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