The Fox cubs were still around and still cute but it’s gotten pretty warm the last couple of days and there were lots of mosquitoes around (you can see one on the nose of one of the cubs above): I think that may be the last time in Onuma for me for a while.
Well the spring migration season is over. Just common bird around now.
The common bird are still reasonably interesting: Wryneck, Oriental Honey Buzzard, various brownish warblers………..
And lots of Stonechats of course.
The fox family was still around yesterday. That was probably the last time I’ll see them……….
A couple of typical summer birds in Onuma………….
Mandarin Ducks are very wary at Onuma and difficult to approach.
Other stuff at Onuma the last few days included Latham’s Snipe, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Siberian Blue Robin, Eurasian Treecreeper, Eastern Crowned and Sakhalin Grasshopper Warblers, Japanese and Brown-headed Thrushes, Great Crested Grebe and Narcissus Flycatcher.
A dark grey rainy day in Onuma a couple of days ago but there was a bit of colour in the treetops……….
Japanese Green Pigeons are summer visitors to Hokkaido and their weird calls are a common sound in the forests.
I usually don’t see these in the trees much as they hide in the foliage. They are easiier to see when they come down to the sea to drink the saltwater.
Not particularly good photos but as I say i don’t often see them like this.
The third overshoot egret species we get up here in late spring is Cattle Egret and there was one just outside town this week.
In summer plumage too………..
Admit it: they’re cute.
The Black-winged Stilts earlier in the week just before the sun went down…………
Some more Spoonbill pics from earlier in the week. Apparently it’s gone now……….
There was a family of 6 fox cubs at Onuma the last week…………..
The Black-winged Stilts were in a small padi in Onuma and surprisingly tame…………
More shots of the Intermediate Egret at Yakumo earlier in the week………