21 September 2015

A quiet birthday weekend...............


The end of the wader season saw us up at Yakumo and Oshamanbe yesterday, my 47th birthday in fact.............




A bit quiet birdwise, this Grey Plover was the only wader at Yakumo, the second pic was another individual at Oshamanbe.





The only other wader species was a lone Sanderling at Oshamanbe. There were a few Teal and Pintail around, a young Goshawk, 2 Osprey, Japanese Green Pigeon, Sand Martin and several Great Egret..............


It was a beautiful autumnal weekend................and the first winter visitors were around. A Glaucous Winged Gull at Oshamanbe and a Vega Gull at Yakumo..................




Nearer home, not much around. A Peregrine was pursuing some Pintail at Yakumo, a lone Greenshank and a few Common Sandpiper were the only waders around. In the perfect afternoon light I was hoping for an interesting rarity to turn up but the most interesting thing I found was a Praying Mantis (the first one I'd ever seen): the 500 f4 is not a good macro lens.

Here are a couple of common species at Kamiso; Great Egret and Goosander.



A quiet end to a quiet week, at least I'm over my cold as I enter my 48th year on Planet Earth.

10 comments:

  1. Some good birds for a birthday treat there Stu. Pinkies are arriving here now.

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    1. It must be nearly autumn then..............Liverpool already pretty much out of the reckoning in the league too, a sure sign the seasons are changing.

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stuart. Love the shots of the Grey Plover.

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  3. Great birds! Happy Birthday, too. I remember 47 ...

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    1. I think I can rememeber being 18. Vaguely. 38: no problem.

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  4. Happy 47th....nice BG for the plover shots...ours skip around in the mud.

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    1. Just wish I had something better to show for those 47 years than a beergut and a sacrasctic expression.

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