In addition to the Siberian Blue Robin and various thrush species there were also several Narcissus Flycatcher, lots of Asian Brown Flycatcher and a lone Wryneck. Plus lots of common staples of a Hokkaido park………………
We were in Yakumo the last couple of days. Crested Kingfisher, Japanese Waxwing, Brown Dipper, Japanese Wagtail, Great Egret and the above woodpecker and below swan were some of the species around……………
A female Black Woodpecker at Onuma yesterday……………….
Not the easiest bird to photograph as it often was too close and almost always hiding behind twigs.
It was a dark drizzly start to the day but there were lots of birds in the park………….
These are 2 species I don’t photograph so often. The sparrow tends to spend most of its time in the treetops and the woodpecker always seems to fly off before I’m ready.
A Great Spotted Woodpecker in the local park earlier this week.
Not much abut in town: Red-flanked Bluetail, a few Dusky Thrush, some Asian House Martin.
Well I say there’s not much about but some people saw 2 Oriental White Storks a few days ago somewhere in town. It was even in the local newspaper. I haven’t had the chance to look for them and no doubt they’ve gone now.
Small birds have been very few and far between this winter. Just the resident species like this Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker on the cape at Esan.
A Great Spotted Woodpecker on the cape near Esan this afternoon……………..
Small birds continue to be scarce this winter. At least the residents are still here like this Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker on the east coast today.