Last uploads from the trip…
Tag: Siberian Rubythroat
2022 Summer Road Trip #20
Rubythroats still seemed reasonably common around Kiritappu.
And there were plenty of Reed Buntings too.
2022 Summer Road Trip #15
The fog lifted slightly…
2022 Summer Road Trip #14
We moved east to the Nemuro area. There were more Rubythroats here than on the north coast…
It was foggy and humid here.
2022 Summer Road Trip #12
Siberian Rubythroats weren’t as conspicuous as usual on the north coast but this male posed nicely on some driftwood on the beach.
2022 Summer Road Trip #5
At our campsite and the wild flower grassland spot Siberian Rubythroats seemed a lot less common than I remember…
Still a lot of Middendorff’s Grasshopper Warbler at least…
A long day trip #4
Siberian Rubythroats were fairly common near Sapporo………..
This female was showing a bit of red too………….
They weren’t as tame or as photogenic as further north or east……………..
A morning next to a car park
We spent one night in the car near Tomakomai. The car park, next to a busy-ish road, was adjacent to some grassland. There were lots of birds around in the early morning including several Siberian Rubythroat.
The Tomakomai area must be right on the southern limit of this species range in Japan (they don’t breed near Hakodate).
This one was singing on an old electrical wire next to a railway line.
Yet another morning in the park
No new species of note but we spent another couple of hours in the same park this morning.
The male Rubythroat reappeared (or is it a different one?). It was very shy today though.
The Narcs were as conspicious as ever.
More birds in the drizzle
Not a vintage day for photos but there were plenty of the common summer visitors in the park at least.
The Siberian Rubythroat from last week was surprisingly still around. Assuming it’s the same one of course………
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.
Also in the park was this male Siberian Rubythroat. Unlike the Narcissus Flycatchers this was just passing through………..
Also around in the same park the last couple of days were: Oriental Cuckoo, Narcissus and Asian Brown Flycatchers, Wryneck, 3 other woodpecker species including Grey-headed, Olive-backed Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Hawfinch, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Dusky, Brown-headed and Japanese Thrushes, Common Crossbill, Russet Sparrow, Varied and Coal Tits……………etc.