|Burned-out armoured vehicle on the west coast where we spotted the Slaty-blue Flycatcher|
|Dr. Moores: he never tires, so do try and keep up|
|Sunset over a massive reservoir|
|Mind the landmines|
|Endless 'unbirded' habitat in a prime location|
|All aboard the Democracy 5!|
|Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata|
|Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca|
|Purple Heron Ardea purpurea|
|Asian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi|
It was a pretty incredible experience birding such a great bit of underbirded habit, which happens to lie north of the 38th parallel, within sight of the North Korean mainland. As such, it is the most heavily-fortified bit of real estate I've ever seen. Two foreigners bristling with optics and tromping around military bases attracted unwanted attention a few times. But what's a couple of accusations of espionage in the name of spring birding?
Dr. Moores covers the highlights better than I ever could, so read away! http://www.birdskoreablog.org/?p=9009
Ah, and here's a pic of a tiny Lanceolated Warbler that I 'cornered' in a small depression. It just sat there, perhaps five feet away, eyeballing me. Great encounter, and one I was lucky enough to get my camera out for, as we had to keep cameras out of sight most of the time. As for the horrible quality of any other bird images I captured, I blame the dusk!