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.

8 comments:

  1. I like those little White-eyes. Like a colourful Goldcrest.

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    1. They are real characters, shame we don't have any of them in Europe.

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  2. The Japanese White-eyes recall fond memories of Taiwan for me.

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    1. I wonder if the ones in Hokkaido overwinter in Taiwan............

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    2. Taiwan or Eastern China, why not ?

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    3. They definitely go somewhere in winter although it may be just further south in Japan.

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