14 October 2015
A Mugimaki Flycatcher next to the river near my apartment this morning..................
Not a great photo, it was skulking in the shade and was very actively buzzing around.
I've kind of neglected the local river the last couple of years: a combination of my busy schedule on workdays meaning not much time to pop out, the city chopping down most of the trees and bushes along the riverside plus my wife isn't working these days so on my day off we go out further afield in the car.
Mugimakis are scarce passage migrants.............I see them most years but they are never common and always nice to see.
Shame I wasn't carrying the 500 f4, just my old 7D MK1 and battered 100-400L MK1.
4 species of duck, 3 species of heron, some Rustic and Black Faced Bunting, an unidentified thrush and cuckoo species, Bullheaded Shrike, Siberian Stonechat, Asian Brown Flycatcher.............typical autumn birds in Hakodate.
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