15 April 2013

Some birds at last..........

An Asian Rosy Finch on Mt Hakodate this afternoon. It was in a flock of 6 and there were several other individuals about.

There were quite a few migrants on the top of the mountain. Rustic Bunting, Japanese Bush Warbler, Siberian Meadow Bunting, Bullheaded Shrike, Red Flanked Bluetail and Oriental Turtle Dove were all arrivals from the south and a female Daurian Redstart was just passing through. Resident stuff included Nuthatch, Varied Tit, Great Spotted and Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker. The usual unidentified stuff was skulking around in the bushes and offshore were numerous Red Necked Grebe with many coming into summer plumage.

A flock of 20 Siskin were also on their way north.

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  1. I always love to see both finches! Just found a flock of around 30+ siskins around here last week too.

  2. Sounds like everything is kicking off Stu. THe Asian Rosy Finch is a little stunner.


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