24 May 2013

And then there were (almost) none...................



Well the cherry blossoms have almost disappeared and with them the last of the passage migrants. There were still a few things passing through a couple of days ago (including my first Arctic Warbler of the year, some AB Flycatchers and Crossbill) and yesterday there was a small flock of Siskin and a few Hawfinch. Today there was pretty much nothing except the local summer breeders...............

The Oriental Reed Warblers are all singing and setting up their territories along the river, Black Faced Buntings are singing too, Swallows and Asian House Martins are in the sky above, the Red Cheeked Starlings are everywhere and the Bullheaded Shrikes are hunting.........................summer is coming.


Thanks for clicking this link.......
人気ブログランキングへ

6 comments:

  1. Nice to see Oriental Reed Warbler sitting in the open in the sunshine.... they tend to lurk in the reed beds down here... (winter visitors)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi John, they are not so shy here but still difficult to get close to............

      Delete
  2. Great shots, Stu. This is another bird that seems to be so difficult to get good photos around here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ayuwat, the river is very narrow which helps...........

      Delete
  3. Acros can be so skulking and frustrating at times. Great to see them in the open and shots in decent light. You know conditions and stalking have gone right when you can see the iris and pupil!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Stuart, actually the 2 species here are not so shy........

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...