20 May 2017

Some spring waders in the ricefields...........


We managed to find a small number of shorebirds in the padis.............


There were 3 Black-winged Stilts................a regular 'overshoot' spring visitor in south Hokkaido.



This seems to be getting more numerous every year, I wonder if they breed in Hokkaido yet?

Tricky to photograph what is basically a black and white bird on a bright day in water.





My first ever Stilt was in Australia. I think I've seen them elsewhere in Asia too...............





Still a great bird to watch and photograph though................






A scarcer overshoot is this species..............


A crappy heavily cropped record shot of an Oriental Pratincole, only the second one I've ever seen and the first time I managed to photograph it. There were 2 of them hawking in the distance but always just out of reach......................

Other stuff today included Oriental Honey Buzzard, Intermediate Egret, Osprey, Wood sandpiper, Grey-tailed Tattler, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Lathams Snipe and a few common ducks lingering on............

8 comments:

  1. The stilt is one species that hasn't quite made it here yet, unlike the egrets. A pratincole would be nice. Haven't seen one in years.

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    1. Sure it's just a matter of time re the Stilts........

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  2. Amazing photos in the water! I like the pose looking right into the camera lens! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Great pics Stu. I can't get so close to waders.

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    1. Thanks Russell........me neither most of the time........

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