28 August 2011

Long Toed Stint up close

A Long Toed Stint at Kamiiso this afternoon. Thanks to Osamu for telling me about this one. The beach was packed with people (it was a beautiful sunny day) and I wouldn't have bothered checking it out had I not known about the Stint.

It was feeding in some drain that emptied out onto the beach (not sewage but whatever it was it wasn't nice) and it was very very tame indeed. The day today had started with 4 very shy Long Tailed Stints skulking in the ricefields and not wanting to be photographed at all. Why was this one so fearless?

It scampered around coming as close as 1 meter or so.

There were 3 Red Necked Stint further up the beach, on the next beach down there were more Red Neckeds and a few Common Sandpiper. Osprey, Black Headed Gull, Goosander were the other noteworthy species in Kamiiso.

Here's a jerky handheld video of the Long Toed Stint.

Earlier in the day we were at Sawara, there were over a 100 Red Necked Stints here as well as 2 or 3 Sanderling.

Also at Sawara a few Japanese Green Pigeon came down to the tetrapods...........

At Shikabe the usual Japanese Green Pigeon spot was overrun with fishermen so nothing doing there..................

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  1. This series is just amazing! Never seen one so tame like that before.

  2. Hi Ayuwat, yes it was unbelievably tame, it was in the same place today too...........

  3. Wow excellent it came so close and this low anlge pictures, I love them... But definitively, I love the green pigeon and I might see them soon as work might bring me to you soon, but I'm not sure yet ;-)

  4. The stint seems to have a very unique jizz, almost toppling forward Stu?

  5. I think it is just its feeding style Phil...........

  6. Another great set of images..plus you added a video...i love them so much ;)


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