30 June 2015
Well halfway through 2015 and it has been raining rather a lot.
Kingfisher and Chestnut Eared Bunting on the river last week, the regular summer species everywhere: Wryneck, Osprey, the above Black Browed Reed Warbler at Asabu yesterday. At Kamiiso there were 5 Goosander, 2 Red Breasted Merganser and 1 female Pochard: the latter 2 species probably sick or injured birds as I usually don't see them in summer.
22 June 2015
A very quiet midsummer weekend, I did nothing on the 21st and today (Monday 22nd) we checked Yakumo, Oshamanbe and Suttsu (where the above Osprey was taken).
2 Oystercatchers (scarce in Japan) at Yakumo, an Eastern Marsh Harrier at Yamazaki....................not much else though. 4 or 5 Osprey were fishing the rivermouth at Yakumo but I was alaways in the wrong place when they dived.