27 August 2014

Wader season at last #3



A Red Necked Pharalope at Atsuma a few days ago...................




Atsuma seems a pretty good place for waders. In addition to the peviously posted flock of Black Tailed Godwit there were also 2 Long Toed Stint, 2 Little Ringed Plover and small numbers of Terek Sandpiper and Greenshank.

And the pharalope too............






It did look a bit tatty. Looks like a moulting female maybe?



There was also an adult White Tailed Eagle in the area................

We spent the day wirh Dan, an old birding friend who was back in Japan to get married. A very pleasant afternoon was had.................

A lot of similar looking pharalope shots, one of my fave species that is usually well offshore.........



18 comments:

  1. They really look scruffy when they're between summer and winter plumages, not the beautiful birds I remember from Iceland a couple of years ago.

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    1. Yes it probably was looking great even a few weeks ago....................

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  2. The Pharalope is a gorgeous bird. Wonderful series of photos..

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  3. Can't go wrong with Phalarope and sunshine…..

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    1. Summer plumage would have been nice though................

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  4. I was just watching a group of WILSON's Phalaropes do their circling over and over in the water to feed. They are pretty birds....as are YOUR photos of the red necked ones.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. No Wilsons over here alas................

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  5. Wonderful close-up shots! Lovely bird. Glad you got to spend the day with an old birding friend too.

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  6. Great little birds. Mostly seen juveniles in the past but did see a pristine adult female at Conwy a few years ago.

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    1. Yes they are my fave wader, shame they are usually miles offshore in Japan...........

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  7. A superb little bird and great pictures.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Adam................

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  8. Finally you get photos of the phalarope up close!

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    1. Thanks Ayuwat, now I only need to get one up close in spring.......................

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