Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Igidae, Busan, December 31, 2012

Varied Tit Sittiparus varius
female Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Grey-capped Greenfinch Chloris sinica
mysterious 'rufous-gorgeted' Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
  I had the pleasure of spending the last day of 2012 with Dr. Moores, a remarkably intelligent birder/conservationist, and all-around good bloke.  We scoured Igidae at a leisurely pace, and while we didn't run into anything super rare, we had a great day getting to know a lot of the more common birds a bit better.  It started to get frigid by day's end, and indeed, a large system of cold weather is pushing through Korea over the next week.  We'll see if any birds come down with the system...

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