A very quiet day locally on Sunday. Only Sanderlings to photograph.
The Sanderlings were very tame.
The Sanderlings were in the same place, which we visited right at the end of the trip.
Back in town, these were taken with my old 100-400 and a 1.4 T/C. Not so many keepers with this old lens so much easier to sort through………….
The only wader species around was the ubiquitous Red-necked Stint. A flock of about 15 of them.
Some of you may have the image in your head that Japan is a clean ordered society.
Also around were a few Red-necked Stint, a lone Dunlin and Grey-tailed Tattler, a flock of Kentish Plover, a couple of Mongolian Plover and a Common Ringed Plover which despite its name is a scarce bird in Japan.
Most of the flock seemed to be adults in winter plumage, or already moulted juveniles but the above bird is in full juvenile regalia I think.
Last March, when I was checking a new location for me, I found a flock of Sanderlings, a bird I’d never seen in winter before. I guessed maybe they overwinter every year.
Today in the same place I found a flock of the same species. Have they returned for the winter?
And that’s all. A great afternoon with a group of stints. See you next year hopefully.
Yet more stints from last Monday.
Some more stint close-ups.
More shots from earlier in the week.
In between jogs it fed.