8 September 2013

Another Sunday in September



One of many Red Necked Stints around this last week. This one was at Oshamanbe this afternoon, there have also been quite a few in Kamiiso too.


Also around in the same place were a few Grey Tailed Tattler, a lone Greenshank, a couple of Mongolian Plover and a Sanderling in one of the stint flocks.

Yakumo was rather quiet. 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 9 Greenshank and 6 Eastern Curlew.............

Here is an adultof the latter species looking rather raggedy.



This is an immature with a much shorter bill.


Bit of a quiet 2013 for waders, still a couple of weeks to find something intersting though.

The Kingfisher spot was productive again.


These pics are cropped 50% or so. It is possible to get closer but I'd need camoflage. Perhaps next year................




A Black Browed Reed Warbler was singing nearby...............a bit odd considering the time of year.

Should I get up to follow the torture that will be the Ukraine v England game? It's just that if I don't watch it I think we'll nick a win.
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14 comments:

  1. It's surprising that the Curlew could fly like that, isn't it? We've got some Red-necked Stints and Sharpies back at WTP Werribee, some still with a bit of colour, plus I saw one Greenshank.

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    1. Hi, thanks for the comment. Strange to think some of these very individuals are heading down your way..................

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  2. Briiant Kingfisher shots Stu. I will thanks.

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    1. Hi Phil thanks but I need a bigger lens (and better mozzie spray) to do that place justice.

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  3. RN Stints are the knees of the proverbial bee! Swap you just one for all of our Littles going through just now? KF no. 3 is a really nice shot.

    At least your lot can qualify :(

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    1. Hi Stuart.............not sure if I could even tell the difference between the 2.

      We may well qualify but embarrassment awaits in the finals. Again.

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  4. Wow the kingfisher spot as you said is beautifully productive... Excellent pictures of it... Hope you get more... Here it is getting wintery, so not so many birds anymore... Let's hope for a big rhapsody this year ;-)

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    1. Hi Chris. Wintry already? I'm sweating as I type this..........

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  5. Really nice flight shots of the curlews! Makes me miss waders in Japan

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    1. Hi Ayuwat, I'm sure you can find just as many in Thailand. Dunno about Germany though...........

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  6. Lovely RN Stint shots..... and "nicked" a draw in the footy, and I didn't stay up for it either !

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    1. Hi John, I actually watched the last 30 minutes. Staying in bed would have been the better option. Quite apart from the dullness of the game Lampard's last minute header may have gone in if I'd been snoring in the futon.

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  7. Excellent flight pics of the curlew and great shots of the kingfisher. If the kingfisher was in Niigata there would be 50 guys with tripods standing next to you.

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  8. Hi Russell, there are sometimes 1 or 2 photographers there but that day the only compamy I had was the mosquito that gave me a couple of rather nasty bites.

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