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.