24 August 2011

Stints on the beach

One of 3 Red Necked Stints on the beach at Kamiiso this afternoon. I had a free afternoon so I spent a couple of hours looking for waders on a short stretch of coast.

Red Necked Stints are the most numerous local wader in autumn, local birders don't seem so interested in them but I have to say I rather like this species.............

Not much else around. 2 Terek Sandpiper, 5 or 6 Common Sandpiper, a lone Sand Martin.

Last weekend there were also 2 Terek Sandpiper on the same beach as well as a couple of Little Ringed Plovers. The Long Toed Stints (5 or 6 of them) were still skulking around in the ricefields but I couldn't find any Green/Marsh Sandpipers to add to my local list. I did get a new bird for Hakodate though...........a Moorhen. Though they are common in summer in Onuma this was the first one I'd ever seen locally. #208 on the list..........

Not much around locally, some Great Egret in the padis, a few Stonechat and Chestnut Eared Bunting too.

At Yakumo there wasn't much at all, some distant Osprey that's all. At Oshamanbe there were some Red Necked Stint, Terek Sandpiper, Grey Tailed Tattler and a lone Great Knot, nothing posing for photos though.

4-0? I had no inkling that'd happen.

I think Liverpool will finish 3rd or 4th this season, Arsenal look finished and I have my doubts about both Spurs and maybe even Chelsea. God, looks like a 2 horse race already between the 2 Manc sides, what a nightmare.

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  1. Your Red-necked Stints always seem to be the tamest of all! Great shots as usual!

  2. Lovely images. I can't wait for them to arrive down here again.

  3. I had a good laugh there Stu at the thought of local birders not looking at Red-necked Stints. It's all relative I suppose.

  4. Hi Phil, they'd look at the pretty much identical Little Stints (a vagrant here) I'm sure....................

  5. Well at least you do have birds even if they are not that numerous... Here it is empty... You are quite optimistic with Liverpool and I hope you're right :-)


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