26 April 2013

Some more white-eyes............


It was dark and drizzly today but I had some spare time so I checked the river again for migrants.

The Japanese White-eyes were still about................




They are a very common resident in most of Japan but here in Hokkaido they are summer visitors and not so numerous, certainly worth pointing the camera at.....................






The Goldcrest were still around too. Lots of Dusky Thrush and also several each of Pale and Japanese Thrush (the latter including a singing male). A very vocal Wryneck was the highlight of the day (but too far away for any pics). The first Red Cheeked Starling of the summer put in an appearance as did several Red Flanked Bluetail, a Japanese Bush Warbler, Bullheaded Shrike, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Faced Bunting, Hawfinch, Swallow and Asian House Martin.

No warblers or flycatchers yet, hopefully they'll start showing at the weekend.


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5 comments:

  1. Excellent pictures, Stu, despite the drizzle. You should get that first one printed on canvas or wood. The colors of the bird and tree are perfect in the whole series.

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    1. Thanks Russell, I'm hoping to get some in the sakura soon......

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    1. Hi Jason, no with the same old one alas......

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  3. Wow even the white-eyes look great in this setting. I really like the first shot.

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