28 April 2010

On this day (April 28th)....................

Black Winged Stilts

April 28th 2006.

A blurry old pic of a pair of Black Winged Stilt at Kamiso 4 years ago. Just after I'd started digiscoping. There were a bit flighty I recall, dunno if I could have done much better with a DSLR. They stuck around for a couple of weeks and I saw another one a couple of weeks later at Onuma. I got very close to that individual and if I'd had my current set-up I could have got some nice pics. Of course I haven't seen one since.............

Probably a regular spring overshoot, I saw several in 2005 in Yakumo for example.

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3 comments:

  1. Haven't seen this bird in Japan before, but it's a very common species in Thailand. However, these 2 birds in the picture look very different. I normally see the ones with pure white heads.

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  2. This photo looks alright to me. ...And I agree with Unravel, they do look different to the BWSs in Australia too.

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  3. Thanks for the comments, I've also seen this species in both Thailand and Australia and yes it does look different, the subspecies here has a dark head......

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