Golden Week 2023 #6

Olive-backed Pipit

Yesterday Narcissus Flycatcher and Eastern Crowned Warbler were around in the park just outside town, as well as Pale Thrush, Wryneck and all the usual stuff but not many photo opps. Pretty quiet compared to 2021 and 2022 in this location and at this time.

The above Olive-backed Pipit was nice to see and there are always the common species like Russet Sparrow. This is a sparrow species that stays high up in the trees…

Russet Sparrow

And the very common Masked Bunting…this ringed male was in exactly the same corner of the park last year.

Golden Week 2023 #1

Japanese Thrush

A very early rise and we were in one of the local parks…and in anticipation of some nice birds I took my big lens.

Nice to find some thrushes that weren’t Duskys.

Brown-headed Thrush
Pale Thrush

Not a vintage morning for photos it must be said but a few nice birds around: Wryneck, Hawfinch, Japanese Grosbeak, Oriental Cuckoo, Latham’s Snipe, Russet Sparrow, Grey-headed Woodpecker…

What else will the next few days bring?