5 September 2016

2016 wader season continues............




The weather was dull the last couple of days but at least there were waders on some of the beaches.................

This Dunlin was on a small beach to the south of Yakumo. It was pretty tame............






This is one of the few wader species to overwinter in Hokkaido, I usually don't see many of them on passage until a bit later in the autumn.





It was together with 2 Red-necked Stints, the commonest wader in Japan.





2 comments:

  1. Great series of shots, Stuart. We are in the full flush of shorebird migration right now, although it will be a while before Dunlin start to arrive. They are among the very last species to appear. I was out counting recently for World Shorebird Day and the highlights were four Stilt Sandpipers, four American Golden Plovers and two Baird's Sandpipers. Other than that it was the common stuff you'd expect, although there were surprisingly few Killdeer.

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    1. All sounds wonderful to me David...........

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