A hot Sunday afternoon

Stejneger’s Scoter

A hot sunny afternoon: terrible light for photos. Quite a few nice birds around: the above scruffy Stejneger’s Scoter was a surprise. This Marsh Sandpiper was on one of the beaches with some stints…

Marsh Sandpiper

Other stuff around included flocks of White-throated Needletail and Pacific Swift, Osprey, Peregrine, several Great Egret…

But as I said the light was not helpful.

Red-necked Stint

A night away

Eurasian Jay

We spent last night camping (well actually we slept in a cabin). There were lots of birds around but not many photos. Most interesting was a Grey Nightjar which was singing all night. Amazingly I saw it fly near our cabin in broad daylight the next morning but of course I didn’t have my camera handy.

Several Jays were around and posed for some photos.

Eurasian Jay

Other stuff at this location included Eurasian Woodcock, Blue-and-white Flycatcher, Siberian Blue Robin, Brown-headed and Japanese Thrush, Eastern Crowned Warbler and Japanese Green Pigeon.