12 May 2017
2017: not a vintage spring migration season
It's been rather a quiet spring migration in Hakodate this year...................
I don't know why, I guess it's a combination of many factors, Weather? Winds? Fewer birds than normal? I looked through my old photos and there was another similarly quiet one in 2010. Maybe I just was in the wrong places at the wrong times.........perhaps I just missed lots of stuff. Who knows?
Only common stuff in town recently, there were no passage passerines of note this week. The Oriental Reed Warblers arrived a few days ago and common stuff like the above Black-faced Bunting are all present and correct .
The first ricefields are being irrigated now and at least there was a flock of 10 or so Wood Sandpipers this afternoon............a bit far off for any good photos though.