19 August 2013

On this day (August 19th)................

Long Billed Dowitcher

August 19th 2011.

A Long Billed Dowitcher at Kamiiso 2 years ago today. It was in pretty much full summer plumage and was a lifer to boot. A couple of individuals have appeared on other local blogs since then (but they were immatures or winter plumaged adults) so they are probably a scarce but regular visitor.

It shared the beach with a Great Knot and Ruff..............an interesting trio of shorebirds.

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9 comments:

  1. Great to catch one in full breeding plumage and to have your first sighting that way!

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    1. The first and so far only sighting...............!

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  2. I can't imagine those three have ever been photographed together before Stu. A unique picture.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Phil. I have no idea how I'd go about verifying that though!

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  3. Brilliant shots - especially the size comparison. I have never seen one but expected them to be bigger.

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  4. Hi Stuart, yes it was pretty small. I remember thinking 'why is that Black Tailed Godwit so small?'

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  5. Great three-in-one shot. Interesting to see them side by side like this...

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    1. Hi John , more wader species in that photo than I've managed so far this season in town...........

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  6. Great photos and excellent records. I really have to search for waders in Niigata sometime. I can never get close enough.

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