21 July 2016

East/North Hokkaido Summer 2016 #7


The breeding season was in full swing in the grasslands of North Hokkaido................


The chick at the top is, I think, a young Reed Bunting. This was a common species everywhere there was any grass.............



There were a lot of Stonechat fledgelings too, these seemed to be a bit older than some of the other species.






Although some had clearly just  left the nest, my wife took much better pictures than I managed with this one.


Here's a Russet Sparrow with some food for its young............


And Middendorffs Warblers were abundant in the grass but very secretive as they gathered food...........



I think this is a female Siberian Rubythroat, some do show some red on the throat sometimes.


4 comments:

  1. It's a great series of pictures and really nice to see so much new life.

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    1. Thanks David, yup they were hard at it..........

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  2. Nice work Stu, especially those Stonechats. They look subtly different from our own Stonechats. Do you have Siberian Stonechat or are they winter visitors?

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    1. These are Siberian Stonechats (or possibly split again and thus Stenjegers)..............

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