Golden Week 2024 #10

Yakumo yesterday was a bit quiet. Here are a few random BIFs.

Lots of scoters offshore, lots of displaying Great Crested Grebes there too but not many waders; only a lone Wood Sandpiper, a lone Common Snipe and the 2 breeding small plovers including this one.

And a few migrating duck including Garganey and Shoveler…


The on-tap parade of photogenic local birds seems to have dried up. Onuma had both swans and Greater White-fronted Geese yesterday but was otherwise a bit quiet.

No crossbills for several days now. Just a few Dusky Thrush around and the resident woodpeckers…

Spring migration is just around the corner at least.