25 September 2017

End of wader season...........


The wader season for 2017 seems to have come to an end in SW Hokkaido................


Last Thursday there were still a few around. 5 Red-necked Stints were at Oshamanbe.




This species is by far the commonest passage wader in the autumn but I never get tired of them. Even in bright midday light like this.






Whilst photographing these I got a message saying a Spoon-billed Sandpiper was about 3 hours drive away so I let the stints be............





There are far fewer of them in spring.................





But in autumn they are abundant.






Not many other waders around. At the Spoon-billed site there was a Pacific Golden Plover and more Red-necked Stints and at Sawara on Sunday there was 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Snipe and 1 Greenshank. Here's a not very good photo of the latter.


4 comments:

  1. Nice pics Stu. Haven't seen wader in 2 weeks in Skiathos. Not many birds full stop. Weather too good!

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  2. Well keep working on the tan then...........

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  3. Love the RN Stints - 2nd shot is my favourite

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