23 March 2014
A surprise addition to my Japan list
A not especially good photo of what appears to be an injured bird (check out its bill) but this Eurasian Curlew was a Japan tick for me. An early migrant: waders don't usually start passing trough until late April. All the curlews I'd seen up to now have been Eastern Curlews which lack the white rump............
This bird was over in Esashi, I noticed it while we were watching 2 Seals in the harbour............
Not sure which species it is.
We had a long drive west, not much going on birdwise. Most of the winter waterbirds were around but not in great numbers and almost none in harbours. This winter has been very poor for harbour birds and I have no idea why. The first Osprey of the year were at Asabu but not much else.
Labels: Eurasian Curlew