A morning next to a car park

Siberian Rubythroat

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.

Siberian Rubythroat

The Tomakomai area must be right on the southern limit of this species range in Japan (they don’t breed near Hakodate).

Siberian Rubythroat

This one was singing on an old electrical wire next to a railway line.

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.