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|Above and below: Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica; Korean name: Keundwitburidoyo)
I spent Saturday morning and early afternoon walking the seawall at Asan Man (Bay) on the central west coast of South Korea. I arrived
with perfect timing as hundreds of shorebirds and gulls foraged for breakfast. New species for me this morning included Bar-tailed
Godwit, probable Heuglin's Gull, and Red-necked Stint. Also fantastic was an excellent, extended study of a Eurasian Curlew.
|Below: Little Egret (Egretta garzetta; Soebaengno)
(Many of these are fairly poor shots, but they're the best I was able to get for now :)
|Below: Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata; Madoyo)|
|Below: Dunlin (Calidris alpina; Minmuldoyo), the most common shorebird of the day.
Adult in nonbreeding plumage (right) and juvenile (left) shown.
|Below: Gray (Black-bellied) Plover (Pluvialis squatarola; Gae-kkwong)|
|Below: Probable Heuglin's Gull (Larus heuglini; Julmunuinorangbalgalmaegi)|
|Below: Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus; Dwitburidoyo)|
|Full bird list for the day: Gray Herons (3), Great Egrets (~20), Little Egrets (~30),
Peregrine Falcon (1; barely missed a Greenshank brunch), Gray (Black-bellied) Plovers (~12), Bar-tailed Godwits (~18),
Common Redshank (1), Common Greenshanks (5-6), Terek Sandpiper (1), Red-necked Stints (~8), Dunlin (300+), Black-tailed
Gulls (200+), "Vega" Gulls (2), probable Heuglin's Gull (1), Black-headed Gulls (50+), Rock Pigeons, Gray-headed Woodpecker
(1 flyby), Great Tits (3), magpies, tree sparrows.
The beginning of the Pyongtaek Ho (Lake) flats.
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|Comments: All photographs taken around Asan Bay and Pyongtaek Lake, Seoul, South Korea (10/8/2005).|