Golden Week 2022 #5

Temminck’s Stint

A crappy record shot but only my 3rd ever sighting of Temminck’s Stint (and my first in breeding plumage). There were 2 of them at Yakumo. Other passage waders around the last couple of days included Wood Sandpiper, Red-necked Stint, Pacific Golden Plover and Whimbrel.

At the same place as the stints were a fishing osprey and a calling Wryneck…

Osprey
Wryneck

Back home

Greater White-fronted Goose

I just can’t escape geese: this lone straggling White-front was in parkland atop a cape!

The Ospreys have returned…not great pics it has to be said.

Osprey
Osprey

And near my apartment all the snow has gone…

Great Egret

Other birds around on Monday in the Esan area were Glaucous-winged Gull, Harlequin Duck, lots of Brent Goose and a lone White-tailed Eagle.