Another morning in the park

Narcissus Flycatcher

The park just outside town is a great place to take Narcissus Flycatcher pics………..

There must have been 5 or 6 singing males there.

Narcissus Flycatcher

Lots of thrushes the last couple of days. Only 1 Dusky but today there were several Eyebrowed Thrush passing through as well as the breeders like Japanese and Brown-headed Thrush.

Eyebrowed Thrush

I’ve seen or heard about 50 or 60 species in the park this last week or so. I’d never really been there in early spring before: what have I missed over the years?

More birds in the drizzle

Narcissus Flycatcher

Not a vintage day for photos but there were plenty of the common summer visitors in the park at least.

Asian Brown Flycatcher

The Siberian Rubythroat from last week was surprisingly still around. Assuming it’s the same one of course………

Siberian Rubythroat

Other stuff around included Eastern Crowned Warbler, Blue-and-white Flycatcher, Japanese, Dusky and Brown-headed Thrushes, Hawfinch, Wryneck and Green Sandpiper.

We went to the west coast later: it was very windy and not many birds around although I got my first Eyebrowed Thrush, Terek Sandpiper and Rhinoceros Auklet of the year.