A Siberian Stonechat in Hakodate a couple of days ago. On the same patch of waster ground there were also Chestnut-eared and Common Reed Bunting as well as Rhinoceros Auklet offsore.
Siberian Stonechats (sometimes split as Stenjeger’s Stonechat) are one of the commonest summer visitors and on the grasslands they are abundant at this time of year.
The young have just left the nest and the adults tanely sit atop bushes and reeds watching over them. Very easy to photograph………..
A male Blue Rock Thrush to the west of town yesterday. Summer is starting and just the breeders remain now. Other noteworthy species around included Kentish Plover and a few Rhinoceros Auklet close inshore chasing the sardines. Not quite close enough for any decent photos although one did pop very briefly nearby the port.
Otherwise just the regular summer stuff around: Reed and Chestnut-eared Buntings, Oriental Reed Warblers and lots of Siberian Stonechats.