6 May 2011

Some more spring waders






Yesterday afternoon at Kamiiso saw several species of wader present on the beach. From the top: Kentish Plover, Black Tailed Godwit, Red Necked Stint and Grey Tailed Tattler.

The Godwit was presumably the same one I'd seen a couple of days earlier.



This species is somewhat scarcer than the Bar Tailed Godwit, at least here in south Hokkaido. I've seen it a few times at Yakumo but this individual was the first one in Hakodate.

It was hanging around with the Tattler. Grey Tailed Tattlers are the commonest spring wader.......


Indeed it seemed to be stalking it............




This Kentish Plover was looking pretty cute..........


It was paired up with the Red Necked Stint.


Red Necked Stints are abundant in autumn but I only ever see a few in spring. They look much better at this time of year............


Other waders around included 1 Whimbrel, 2 Turnstone and a Greenshank. Not exactly Mai Po but still nice to see..............

Let's hope Chelsea make the end of the season a little more interesting for the neutrals, a big gaffe by Howard Webb leading to a controversial last minute goal would be very nice indeed.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice series of wader images. Hope I can see some of them tomorrow birding.

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