Spring Egrets

Little Egret

We saw 3 species of Egret today. Great Egrets are pretty common in Hokkaido but the above Little Egret, whilst not rare, is much less numerous. I also found an Intermediate Egret but no Cattle Egret to make the full set. The latter 3 species are all ‘overshoot’ visitors and are usually seen in spring and early summer.

Little Egret

Other stuff today included lots of Grey-tailed Tattler and Ruddy Turnstone on the coast, a lone Red-necked Pharalope, the first Black-browed Reed Warbler of the summer, Wryneck, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Osprey, White’s Thrush and Falcated Duck.

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