2 September 2018

2018 late Summer trip #3


 The second day of our short trip was windy but sunny...................


Not ideal for photos but there were lots of waders near Yakumo.

4 Sandelings.................




And the inevitable Red-necked Stints............



Half a dozen or so Mongolian Plovers.......................mainly juveniles but there was at least 1 adult.


Lots of Red-necked Stints around as you can see.............





2 Eastern Curlew flew in off the sea................


Offshore, well out of decent photo range, were quite a few Common Terns......................


Other stuff around included Osprey, Great Egret and Black-necked Grebe.

6 comments:

  1. Glad to see a good bunch of waders like this - is Far Eastern Curlew rare for you up there ?(ours are far outnumbered by Eurasian Curlew).

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    1. The complete opposite here. Eurasian are much rarer. In fact I've only ever seen one.

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    2. Ah, interesting... I'd never have guessed Eurasian would be rarer up there !

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    3. Of course I've seen plenty in the UK but in Hokkaido at least they seem very scarce.

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  2. I think you hit a sweet with the light Stu. Our tree pipits are not necessarily more common just that birders are more clued up to the calls.

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    1. I only ever saw them in Scotland, guess they may be rare in South Ribble at least...........

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