Fizzled Out

Bull-headed Shrike

Yesterday was a grey misty Sunday. The spring migration season has just about fizzled out: a bit of a quiet one this year.

Some muted birds on a somewhat muted day.

Latham’s Snipe

Other stuff around included Cattle Egret, Green Sandpiper, lots of Grey-tailed Tattlers, a small flock of Falcated Duck, Eastern Marsh Harrier and newly arrived Black-browed Reed Warblers.

Onuma early morning

Long-tailed Tit

We spent a couple of early mornings in Onuma this last week. Lots of birds around: the 9 Snow Geese and single White-fronted remained, 5 species of woodpecker, Great Egret, Whooper Swan, Great Crested and Little Grebes, White-tailed Eagle, the usual tits and nuthatches, Long-tailed Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Bullfinch, Rustic Bunting, Japanese Wagtail, Great Egret, Dusky Thrush and Common Crossbill.

Long-tailed Tit

June begins

Red Foxes

The Fox cubs were still around and still cute but it’s gotten pretty warm the last couple of days and there were lots of mosquitoes around (you can see one on the nose of one of the cubs above): I think that may be the last time in Onuma for me for a while.

Red Fox
Red Fox