Short local May trip 2024 #1

We had a short 2 night/3 day camping trip and checked out the Oshamambe area…

The weather was awful on the way up; very dark and raining. There were a few common waders around…

Little Ringed Plover

Other stuff around included Common Greenshank, various duck species including a drake Garganey at Yakumo, Wryneck, Great Egret etc.

Golden Week 2024 #10

Yakumo yesterday was a bit quiet. Here are a few random BIFs.

Lots of scoters offshore, lots of displaying Great Crested Grebes there too but not many waders; only a lone Wood Sandpiper, a lone Common Snipe and the 2 breeding small plovers including this one.

And a few migrating duck including Garganey and Shoveler…

A quiet week in mid to late April

A very quiet week…a few common birds only around town; just 1 Common Crossbill, Japanese Bush Warbler, Masked Bunting, Asian House Martin, Bull-headed Shrike and a few Coal Tits.

In Yakumo today there were a few waders; Kentish Plover, Common Snipe, Pacific Golden Plover and this lone Red-necked Stint being the most noteworthy.

Also around were the Greater White-fronted Geese flock, various common ducks, lots of Stonechat and my first Chestnut-cheeked Starling of the year.