Byoungwoo, our excellent bird guide, took us to one of the big royal tombs and we saw a lot of woodland birds there!
Great Spotted Woodpeckers (Akageraアカゲラ)
White-backed Woodpeckers (Ooakageraオオアカゲラ)
After a white-backed woodpecker pecked the tree a bit, a Grey-headed Woodpecker (Yamageraヤマゲラ) took over the place! what a bully!
a bit like Humpty Dumpty...
male Red-flanked Bluetail (Ruribitakiルリビタキ)
male Elegant Bunting (Miyama-hoojiroミヤマホオジロ) or Yellow-throated Bunting
Water Deer (Kibanoroキバノロ)
Korean lunch - dried cod soup & kimchi & little dishes
Thanks to Byoungwoo, we really had a great time in South Korea. Nearly 60 species of birds in two days, some of which were lifers for us. It is a very good number considering the fact that Japan and Korea share many species. And of course we totally enjoyed his excellent choice of Korean cuisine as well!
Byoungwoo's Birding Korea site is here: