13 May 2016

Stilts in the gloom


There were 3 Black Winged Stilts near Yakumo as we headed home on Tuesday.................


It was very dark and then it started raining, not great for photography, the pics are a bit mushy again. The stilts were entertaining though.





They really do have long legs................








Eastern Marsh Harrier and Greenshank were also about as well as the commoner species...............



And here is a record shot of a local semi-rarity, My wife found it actually. A Yellow Wagtail, a scarce passage migrant in south Hokkaido.....................


April 29 to May 10 was a very hectic 12 day period with a lot of photos, I hope you enjoyed some of the spring birds of Southern Hokkaido...............

8 comments:

  1. All fabuous shots. Those Stilts are all out of portion yet still beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Like a cross between a gull and a flamingo..............

      Delete
  2. It's been a great spring round up.

    ReplyDelete
  3. No doubt the stilts brightened up the gloom a tad.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Stilts in W Sussex at the mo and there's talk some breeding might take place. I always enjoy the pics Stu keep it up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Derek, thanks for the comment. Yes I heard there were some BW Stilts in southern England................inagine seeing them on the Ribble!

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...