9 May 2013

Another spring day...............


It was a beautiful spring day, the first real warmish weather since the back end of October. I got up early and walked to Goryokaku park and there were Japanese White-eyes everywhere.





Today was a good day for migrants. In the park I saw Pale and Brown Thrush (and lots of Duskys), 4 Rustic Bunting with 2 males in summer plumage, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Red Flanked Bluetail, Asian Brown Flycatcher and this male Blue and White Flycatcher.



This is a Japanese Bush Warbler, a very common summer visitor but usually very skulking. This one wasn't............



There were lots of Red Cheeked Starling around.............




Some were even trying to muscle in on this Great Spotted Woodpecker's new spring/summer residence............



The Black Winged Stilt was still around in the morning..............



Why wasn't the weather like this on my 2 days off last week????

At least I had some free time today (and tomorrow). I was hoping for some Narcissus Flycatchers.................maybe I'll get lucky tomorrow................
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2 comments:

  1. Brilliant photos! Especially the white-eyes and starlings. The stilt looks funny in this habitat.

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  2. Excellent pictures, Stu. The blossoms here came out like popcorn. They were best on a Monday and Tuesday and mostly on the ground by the weekend. The woodpecker must have used power tools to make that hole.

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