25 October 2016

Some visible migration.............


Flocks of Brown-eared Bulbul heading south across the Tsugaru Straits at the weekend................




There were several Peregrines around we well as other southbound migrants including Japanese White-eye......................

The bulbuls are noisy 'vulgar' birds. I usually don't pay them much attention.but it was quite a sight seeing them head south............


Not much else around.  A few Whooper Swans and White-fronted Geese..................



And Scaup are gathering off the coast..............


I picked up a bit of a nasty cold after taking these pics and have been housebound a couple of days, I still feel like s**t.

6 comments:

  1. I am sure it was an impressive experience to witness the flocks of bulbuls. These formations are somewhat reminiscent of the large concentrations of starlings and shorebirds.

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    1. I remember seeing huge flocks of Starlings in Preston Town Centre, very spectacular as the flock formed all kinds of weird shapes. Sadly I think numbers have declined a lot since..........

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  2. I've never seen such numbers of brown eared bulbuls like that. They are common here and I can overlook them but I don't know if they are really vulgar, the poor beggars.

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    1. They gather in big flocks in certain migration hotspots, one of which is SW Hokkaido.

      They are as loud and brash as a Chinese tour group. Only joking............

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  3. Some of our wintering bulbuls arrive in flocks, too, but the v-formations of migrating egrets are more disinctive for me.

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    1. Saw some egrets on the move yesterday actually...........

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