Monday, November 5, 2012

Geoje lately

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus with Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus
Eastern Buzzard Buteo japonicus
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
female White Wagtail Motacilla alba
male White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
Vinous-throated Parrotbill Sinosuthera webbiana
male Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
female Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Varied Tit Sittiparus varius
Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus
Korean Water Deer Hydropotes inermis
 Here are some of the birds and critters I have spotted on Geoje over the past few weeks. The Eastern Buzzards I've been seeing lately have largely had rufous throats. Something I have also noticed is that I only see Long-billed Plovers in the winter here, but they are supposed to be resident. Perhaps they are undertaking some kind of small-scale seasonal migration within the country?

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