19 April 2013
Some crappy shots of some interesting migrants..................
Well we had a fairly eventful day. Sleet and an earhquake this morning and some interesting migrants this afternoon.
In Goryokaku Park there were several Dusky Thrush (above), Hawfinch and Swallow but no more bluetails.
On the river there were lots of birds passing through. My first Asian House Martin, Chestnut Eared Bunting and Siberian Stonechat of the year. Several Daurian Redstart, Coal and Varied Tit, a female Red Flanked Bluetail and yet another Osprey. A Woodcock flushed by crows was a surprise. This is the first photo of this species I've ever posted.
A male Pale Thrush. A crap photo and it isn't even rare but like I say this is its first appearance on this blog.
Here's another even crapper photo.
A Hoopoe near my flat, the second one I've seen locally now and my 4th in south Hokkaido. It was very skittish and the above heavily cropped record shot was all I could manage....................
So some interesting things appearing. I hope it isn't f***ing sleeting again on Sunday/Monday (my days off).
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