20 July 2009

July babes

 


A baby Moorhen at Onuma this afternoon. A hot day and a last days birding with Dan who is back off to Canada next week. He got 2 new for his J-list today, Sand Martin (a group of 10 or so at Kamiso) and Japanese Green Pigeon near Mori.......

 


The Sand Martin were also a new species on my local list. Other stuff at Kamiso included the usual farmland stuff plus Osprey, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, Night Heron and Little Egret. At Onuma there was nothing much about although my wife did manage to see a Flying Squirrel.....

Up the coast there were some baby Little Ringed Plover.....

 


And Mt Komagadake was looking as nice as ever.

 


England managed to win the 2nd Test with the minimum of fuss, I was expecting Australia to either win or to get very very close. If Flintoff and Pietersen are fit (a big if I know) it could be England's summer. Australia can't play as badly as that again and will presumably change the side around. I predict the Ashes will still be up for grabs in the 5th Test, something that looked very unlikely this time last week when they were grimly hanging on in Cardiff......

3 comments:

  1. I too had a new bird to my garden and local list under bizzare cicumstances - delivered by my cat dead.

    I am looking forward to see the highlights again of that match. My Ashes prediction: 2-1 in favour of England.

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  2. I like the hidden baby plover shot. Good stuff.

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  3. Hi Stuart,
    That plover looks so cute!!!
    Over here I miss birds and nature, although yesterday I managed to go out and see nature while cleaning up some trails with other volunteers.
    It was fun, but got me exhausted!
    Take care!
    Mel

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