|Raccoon Dog tracks - next time, Tanuki, next time...|
|Female Daurian Redstart (my spirit guide)|
|Black-eared Kite - Badass|
|Common Reed Bunting at sundown|
|Cold poser at Igidae|
|Cliffs of Igidae, Busan 'Centum City' looming|
|This tree was a giggler|
|JP: badass Texan punk-rock bird nerd|
|Scoping for Reed Buntings|
|Sunset at Eulsuk-do|
I finally met JP, a fellow foreign birder living near Busan. He's a cool dude, we shared some laughs during the course of a long day of birding at Igidae and Eulsuk-do. It's always good to compare notes with other birders, especially in Korea, where it often feels like you're the only birder in the world. Which isn't always a bad thing. We were a bit 'out of bounds' at Eulsuk-do, so we kept having to dive into the reeds to hide from passing dump trucks, which was fun. I spotted a Water Deer, but missed out on the Amur Leopard Cats and Raccoon Dogs (big-balled Tanukis!) that inhabit Eulsuk-do. Shitballs. Next time.
I got cable, which means Discovery Channel once more. Ahhh, soothing documentaries about marsupials and Hitler's rocket program. I haven't watched the news in a couple of months, and it doesn't look like I've missed out on too much. People are still assholes to one another, all over the world.