Winter Waders


Not many shorebirds in Hokkaido in winter. Oshamambe does have a regular wintering flock of Dunlin however.


They originate from Kamchatka in northeast Siberia. A ringed bird appeared for 6 consecutive winters but I couldn’t find it last weekend.


Only a handful of eagles left now. Stejneger’s Scoter and Red-necked Grebe were the most noteworthy other species around but they were miles away offshore……………

2 thoughts on “Winter Waders

    1. Wonder why some of them prefer winter up here? Must be more food and less stress in Mai Po than a snowy beach in Hokkaido.

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