28 April 2016

Crossbill and sakura


A Crossbill in the cherry blossoms in the local park yesterday morning............


I was hoping to get a few flycatcher, warbler and thrush species but they were hardly any passage migrants at all in the local park and along the river, Just common stuff like Chestnut Eared Bunting, Siberian Stonechat, Swallow, Black Faced Bunting, Red Cheeked Starling, Dusky Thrush and a few Japanese White-eye.

Crossbills are always good to see though.



Red Cheeked Starlings were very common in the park.............


I have a few days off coming up, I hope this nice weather holds and the migrants start appearing.............

10 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this Starling so great to see it and I would give my eye teeth to see those Crosbills

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    1. Hi Margaret, it is restricted to our small corner of East Asia..........

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  2. Great birds and cherry blossoms are not a bad combination.

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  3. Gorgeous captures, Stuart!hank you so much for sharing. T

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  4. Those Red-cheeked Starlings are rather smart for a Starling.

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    1. There are some other even nicer ones that are only vagrants here...........

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  5. "Sakura" used to be a japanese brand of print film....anyway it's a brilliant BG for these shots!

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    1. Yes John, every spring I try for bird in the blossom pics

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