24 May 2016

Brown Thrush


A Brown Thrush at our campsite the other evening..............


It was in the late evening and it was dark but at least it was in the open........................




This is a shy forest bird and these slightly mushy images still represent the best I've managed of this species. It's a pretty common summer visitor but usually skulks in the forest..........




Also near the campsite were Siberian Blue Robin, Japanese Green Pigeon, Common and Oriental Cuckoos, Japanese Grosbeak, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Crossbill, Black Woodpecker and Narcissus Flycatcher.

On the way back we drove down the west coast and we saw a stretch of coastline we had never visited before. It was actually rather nice..............high cliffs, snow capped forested mountains coming down to the sea, waterfalls that weren't made of concrete and a sparkling blue ocean in the warm early summer sunshine. Pacific Swaift and Blue Rock thrush were everywhere and on the beaches were lots of Grey Tailed Tattler and a few Red Necked Stint like this one at Suttsu coming into summer plumage.


Yakumo was rather quiet but there was Little Egret, more Stints, Wryneck, Osprey, Eastern Marsh Harrier and lots of newly arrived Black Browed Reed Warblers singing away.............

10 comments:

  1. You managed good shot of the Thrush especially if it is normally a shy bird stuart.

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    1. I was happy to get these shots though I wish the light had been better......

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  2. Great photos and nice creative writing. I can picture the scenery very well. Wish I could leave the office.

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    1. Thanks Russell, I'm mostly stuck inside for the next 5 days too..........

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  3. The Brown Thrush reminds me quite a bit of our American Robin. Great work!

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    1. They do indeed look similar, wish this one was more confiding though...........

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  4. Sounds like a great campsite. I really like the R N Stint shot with surf in the background.

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    1. Thanks John, it is indeed a nice campsite.............it even has a clean western style toilet.

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  5. That's a nice subtly marked thrush there Stu
    And yes tamron is the 150-600mm; looking forward to starting putting it through it's paces next week
    Cheers

    DaveyMan

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    1. Look forward to seeing the results..........

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