Not only crossbills

Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker

I’ve been focused on the crossbills and waxwings in town in recent weeks but there are still other species around.

Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker

In case you were wondering the other species in town on my walks in the last month or so have been: Great Egret, Grey Heron, Whooper Swan, Eastern Spot-billed Duck, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Common Teal, Pochard, Goosander, Common Goldeneye, Falcated Duck, Eurasian Wigeon, Slaty-backed Gull, Vega Gull, White-tailed Eagle, Peregrine, Eastern Buzzard, Eurasian Kestrel, Black Kite, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Kingfisher, Pygmy Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Brown Dipper, Eurasian Wren, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Eurasian Nuthatch, Marsh Tit, Varied Tit, Japanese Tit, Coal Tit, Brown-eared Bulbul, Dusky Thrush, Daurian Redstart, Large-billed Crow, Carrion Crow, Eurasian Jay, Oriental Greenfinch, Brambling, Hawfinch, Long-tailed Rosefinch, Common Redpoll. And of course Common Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, Bohemian Waxwing and Japanese Waxwing.

I think that’s all…

4 thoughts on “Not only crossbills

  1. Any excellent list Stuart and fortunate to have seen all of these species in Japan albeit not perhaps all in the Hakodate environs….except the Two-barred of course. I speculated you might have seen Mandarin recently but you mentioned it was a summer visitor. However I have a good shot of a splendid male taken on 16 Feb 2019 in the snowy river at Inokawa fyi

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