Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Historical post" - Jeju Island, October 2009

Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
Seogwipo, Jeju island, October 15, 2009
  Bird activity is picking up in a riverside park, as the October weather continues to be hot and sunny. The usual half dozen Spot-billed Ducks have been joined by three dozen more Spot-billed, and about 20 Mandarin Ducks (mostly males). 
  What originally appeared to be two Asian Brown Flycatchers fighting turned out to be an Asian Brown Flycatcher and a female Taiga Flycatcher interacting. The tail-cocking Taiga Flycatcher was quite confiding, affording me long looks.

(*Note: This is a “historical post.” Whereas I started birding in Korea in 2005, this blog has only been active since early 2012 - these posts are an attempt to consolidate my early birdventures from the various blogs and websites where they reside, largely from the “Archived Bird News“ section of Birds Korea’s excellent website: http://www.birdskorea.org/Birds/Birdnews/BK-BN-Birdnews-archive.shtml). Many of the pictures are poor resolution, as the originals have been misplaced over the years. Find more historical posts by clicking on the "Historical posts" tab at the bottom of this post.
  For this post, most of images are lamentably poor-resolution screensaves, as many of the original photo files were lost in the infamous computer crash of 2011.)