30 August 2015

White Winged Black Tern


Another dark cloudy day saw us up in Yakumo and Oshamanbe looking for waders. We did see quite a few shorebirds but the bird(s) of the day was White Winged Black Tern. 2 juveniles near Yakumo. A lifer no less..................


 I've seen Whiskered Tern here in Japan (and also in Australia) and Black Tern in the UK and Germany................so now I have the full set of marsh terns..............

Not great shots, they had gone by the time I was able to change the settings...............




 My 6th addition to my J-list this year. I'm slowly creeping up to 300...............only another 15 to go.



5 comments:

  1. You are doing well Stuart in our bird count .I would not have recognied this bird

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I didn't recognize it at first either...............

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  2. Great bird. Maybe you'll hit that magic 300 when the winter residents start to move in.

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    1. I've seen most of the local winter stuff except for a few seabirds and several rare and local species...............I'd have to go further south to look for species that don't make it up to Hokkaido.

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  3. Lol, I often wonder what you'd consider to be good shots, given how good your 'not great' ones are :P

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