20 May 2014

Some common waders.............






I had a night away near Lake Toya but another quiet weekend birdwise...........

At Oshamanbe there were a few waders, a flock of 25 or so. Maimly Grey Tailed Tattler but there were also 7 Dunlin.


And 1 Turnstone. And one Sanderling, which is a bird I don't often see in summer plumage.



The Tattlers are always the commonest wader in spring.................



Nothing else really apart from the common stuff you'd expect. Shoveler, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Mandarin Duck, Great Egret, Narcissus Flycatcher, Eastern Crowned Warbler etc...............

6 comments:

  1. It's really nice to see the waders, especially the Dunlin. I'm doing a talk from my Arctic trip tomorrow night to a bird club and there are a few Dunlin from Iceland, so they're in my mind!

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  2. All the birds that have abandoned tropical South China for the greenery of Hokkaido…..but I did a "double take" with the Sanderling shot, they never seem to be anything other than ghostly white here...

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    1. Hi John, yes it had me stumped for a few seconds too....................

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  3. What a shame, all those common birds. I'm just heading down to Freckleton to get some tattlers on my year list. Just kidding Stu.

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    1. Freckleton! Got my first ever Little Egret there in 1987.

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