12 May 2013
A quiet Sunday in May
A Blue and White Flycatcher in Kamiiso this morning. There were about 5 of them in a small copse along with lots of other migrants; Eastern Crowned and Sakhalin Leaf Warblers, Rustic Bunting, Japanese White-eye and Olive Backed Pipit. My first Lathams Snipe of the year was overhead but there were no waders in the padis (or none that I could see).
On the coast there were a few Gray Tailed Tattler, a few ducks including Black Scoter and Harlequin Duck as well as a flock of Crossbill in the pine trees next to the river.
There wasn't much at Onuma.........my first Narcissus Flycatcher and Oriental Cuckoo of the year but no photos worth posting. Yakumo was quiet too.............another Black Winged Stilt, 4 Wood Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Wryneck, Great Egret, Gadwall and a few other ducks. Other stuff today on the way to Yakumo included Glaucous Winged Gull, more Blue and White Flycatchers, Brown Dipper and Grey Wagtail.
Here's a Black Kite on the beach at Yakumo.
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