27 April 2014
Peak season starts slowly
The end of April heralds the start of a 25 day period that is the peak of the birding year.
It was a bit slow today though. I did get a lifer mind you, a Japanese Quail at Oshamanbe (I nearly trod on it and it was long gone before I could get my camera ready).
Only 5 species of wader. The above Dunlin at Oshamanbe, Little Ringed Plover, an unidentified snipe species and a Bar Tailed Godwit at Yakumo. The Pacific Golden Plover was still at Kamiiso.
The only new summer passerine was a male Japanese Thrush also at Yakumo. Other stuff included Eastern Marsh Harrier, Osprey, Great Egret, Common Crossbill, White Fronted Goose. Wryneck, the winter ducks and gulls are still around, Great Crested Grebe etc................