We spent a couple of early mornings in Onuma this last week. Lots of birds around: the 9 Snow Geese and single White-fronted remained, 5 species of woodpecker, Great Egret, Whooper Swan, Great Crested and Little Grebes, White-tailed Eagle, the usual tits and nuthatches, Long-tailed Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Bullfinch, Rustic Bunting, Japanese Wagtail, Great Egret, Dusky Thrush and Common Crossbill.
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.
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.