24 April 2017
Another long and fruitless day
We were up bright and early for another long day in the spring sunshine...............
But like yesterday I barely got any decent pictures. Up Mt Hakodate we got various common migrants including lots of Japanese White-eye.
There were lots of Red-flanked Bluetail but they were very hard to photograph as they kept just out of reach and flitted around in the shadows, this blurry one was the best I could manage.
Other stuff included the usual resident tits and woodpeckers, lots of Black-faced Bunting, Blueand White Flycatcher and Long-tailed Rosefinch.
Out west Intermediate Egret was the best species but it flew off before I could get a shot. Other stuff included Rhinoceros Auklet, Black-throated Diver, Peregrine and Osprey. St onuma there were more summer arrivals including Japanese Thrush, Russet Sparrow and Asian Stubtail but, again, no shots survived the cull.
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I like those little White-eyes. Like a colourful Goldcrest.ReplyDelete
They are real characters, shame we don't have any of them in Europe.Delete
Love that little guys white eyeReplyDelete
The Japanese White-eyes recall fond memories of Taiwan for me.ReplyDelete
I wonder if the ones in Hokkaido overwinter in Taiwan............Delete
Taiwan or Eastern China, why not ?Delete
They definitely go somewhere in winter although it may be just further south in Japan.Delete