Springtime Movement, Jeju Island Might 2022 


Bird information from Leslie Hurteau

As Might began, Springtime movement remained in full speed, with numerous intriguing birds turning up on Jeju. Very early Might included a weekend break journey to neighboring Chuja Island, which had a reasonable variety of travelers, emphasize being a Black Drongo A brief see to the eastern coastline of Jeju Island a week later on discovered some sticking around ducks as well as gulls, as well as of unique note, the overwintering Caspian Tern still spending time.

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus 검은바람까마귀 seen on Chuja Island © Leslie Hurteau

Throughout Might, numerous journeys were required to Mara Island (Korea’s southerly most factor) in intend to see a wide variety of migrant (as well as vagrant) birds throughout the springtime. Early Might had a lot of flycatchers, particularly Narcissus as well as Asian Brown, relocating via, along with a wide variety of pennants: Tristram’s, Yellow-browed, Chestnut-eared, Chestnut, Yellow-breasted, as well as also handful of Pallas Reed as well as Yellow Pennants

Some pennants are fairly typical throughout movement, such as Tristram’s Pennant Emberiza tristrami 흰배멧새 (leading left) Yellow-browed Pennant Emberiza chrysophrys 노랑눈썹멧새 (leading right); others are not so typical, such as Pallas’s Reed Pennant Emberiza pallasi 북방검은머리쑥새 (lower left, even more typical in winter months), as well as Yellow Pennant Emberiza sulphurata 무당새 (lower right, even more typical on southerly islands) © Leslie Hurteau

Black-winged Stilts started to end up being fairly various in marshes as well as tanks throughout the island. Or else, most shorebirds had actually primarily travelled through by this factor, other than a couple of laggers such as Lesser Sand-plovers, Whimbrels, Curlews, as well as Grey-tailed Tattlers Usual Greenshanks, Marsh Sandpipers, as well as Usual Snipes were likewise discovered in handful.

A set of Chinese Egrets Egretta eulophotes 노랑부리백로 grooming at a marsh on the eastern coastline of Jeju © Leslie Hurteau

A number of sorts of egrets as well as herons had actually started relocating via, with Livestock, Intermediate, as well as Excellent Egrets coming in for their summertime sees.

Chinese Egrets as well as Chinese Fish Pond Herons were discovered along seaside as well as marsh locations specifically.
Eastern Livestock Egret Bubulcus coromandus 황로 hing on a building and construction website on Chuja Island © Leslie Hurteau

Great Egret Ardea alba 중대백로 set down in a tree on the west coastline of Jeju © Leslie Hurteau Mid-May had a change in travelers, with Kamchatka as well as Arctic Fallen Leave Warblers relocating through, changing the teams of Sakhalin, Pale-legged, as well as Yellow Browed Fallen Leave Warblers With the exemption of in your area reproducing Grey-backed Yeast Infection, Yeast infection numbers started to go down with just a couple of Eyebrowed Yeast Infection seen later on in Might. Black Heaven Flycatchers started ahead in very early Might, along with vocal singing Styan’s Insect Warblers on Mara Island. Tiger Shrikes, Brownish Shrikes,

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Dollarbirds, as well as Black-naped Orioles were seen on a regular basis by this factor. While at the very least 3 of those types are reasonably typical on Landmass Korea, all 4 of these are just truly discovered throughout springtime as well as drop movement on Jeju Island. 3 Muscicapa flycatcher types are fairly typical to see throughout movement in the ROK. They’re instead plain in colouration, however offset it in amount. Left: Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta 제비딱새; centre: Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica 쇠솔딱새; right:
Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica 솔딱새 © Leslie Hurteau Fortunately, not all flycatchers that travel through Korea are boring brownish. Some of the extra vibrant flycatchers throughout movement are normally fairly typical to see. Leading left: Yellow-rumped Flycatcher Ficedula zanthopygia 흰눈썹황금새; leading right: Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana 큰유리새; lower left: Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina 황금새; lower right:

Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki 노랑딱새 © Leslie Hurteau Some thundercloud in Mid-May generated some intriguing rarities. Emphasizes consisted of at the very least one Hair-crested Drongo seen on Mara Island. A number of various other rarities reported by participants of the Jeju Wild Animals Study Centre (제주야생동물연구센터) consisted of a Besra (2nd or 3rd nationwide document?),

White-bellied Eco-friendly Pigeon , as well as Lesser Coucal, every one of which were seen briefly however well recorded.
Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus 바람까마귀, not extremely typical to see in Korea, explaining sights similar to this an instead unique minute. © Leslie Hurteau

Styan’s Insect Warbler Helopsaltes pleskei 섬개개비, a routine summertime site visitor to islands in the ROK. © Leslie Hurteau Late Might had extra vocal singing Styan’s Insect Warblers, as well as handful of various other travelers such as Black-browed Reed Warbler, Thick-billed Warbler, as well as sticking around teams of Asian Brown, Dark-sided, as well as Grey-streaked Flycatchers Seabirds such as Spotted Shearwaters as well as

Short-tailed Shearwaters were seen numerous times throughout ferryboat crossings. An individual emphasize was a Pheasant-tailed Jacana seen in a marsh in late Might, a varieties understood to reproduce on Jeju in the past. As Might started ahead to an end, so did the stream of travelers, with just a couple of trickles of intriguing types relocating via by the end of the month.
Thick-billed Warbler Arundinax aedon 큰부리개개비 © Leslie Hurteau Black-browed Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus bistrigiceps

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© Leslie Hurteau(*) An enjoyable shock one early morning: A (*) Pheasant-tailed Jacana(*) Hydrophasianus chirurgus(*) 물꿩(*) seen briefly in a marsh on Jeju © Leslie Hurteau(*) Checking out this year’s springtime movement in its entirety, it appears varieties of birds were rather less than various other years. This monitoring was shared amongst numerous birders in Korea this springtime throughout all the significant islands in the Yellow Sea (Baengnyeong, Eocheong, Gageo), along with Jeju. One variable that might have added was the prestige of solid winds from the north for a lot of April as well as Might. This might have made problems much less excellent for travelers to relocate via over the sea, with much less winds in their favour. On the various other hand, an additional possiblity was the absence of rainfall as well as reasonably clear warm weather condition throughout a lot of springtime. Maybe the weather condition might have made problems as well excellent for birds, so they really did not really feel the requirement to stay on smaller sized islands enroute to their reproducing websites in the north. (*) Whatever the reason might be, it deserves observing these patterns to aid us recognize types populaces as well as movement patterns, along with just how types are dealing with the boosting adjustments in environment throughout the globe.(*)

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