15 August 2016

Wader season again


Another hot humid day........................


There was a huge swell in the ocean (maybe a typhoon further south?) meaning the beaches were being battered by huge waves. There wasn't much space for any waders but we found a few common ones sheltering on some higher ground.

5 Grey Tailed Tattlers and 2 Red Necked Stints............the 2 standard waders in autumn migration. Not great pics, fast moving birds in poor light with the dodgy AI Servo on my 7D MK2.





Not much else about. Flocks of hirundines (including Sand Martin) gathering in the fields, a few Great Egret here and there, Osprey, Peregrine, Japanese Green Pigeon etc. At Kamiiso there was a lone Terek Sandpiper and the first Black Headed Gull of the season.

8 comments:

  1. You know that the year is marching in when southbound shorebirds start to show up. It's happening here too, in fact has been for a few weeks now.

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    1. Thanks David, time marches on as always...........

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  2. Two good species for us to study over here Stu. There's always the possibility of seeing one or the other I guess.

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    1. We have enoughto spare.......but they are both Pacific species I guess.

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  3. Hello Stuart!:) It's difficult to get great shots when birds are fast movers but you did a great job here,... as always. Lovely birds!:) By the way thanks for the gull ID.:)

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  4. Nice shots of the waders....but the rubbish on the beach reminds me of HK !

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    1. The beachea aren't exactly beautiful here it has to be said.

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