A failed Spoonbill chase

Black-browed Reed Warbler

2 Eurasian Spoonbills were seen at Yakumo so we went for a look. I saw one standing in the middle of the river, went back to the car to get my camera (with 2X T/C attached) but the bird flew off. I snapped the above warbler and then got the portable 600 f/11 and walked around trying to relocate the spoonbill but no joy.

Quite a lot of birds around though…

A lens I struggle with for BIFs.

Great Egret

Other stuff around included Pacific Swift, Mandarin Duck, Garganey, White-fronted Goose, lots of singing Sakhalin Leaf Warblers, Common Cuckoo etc…

But no spoonbill pics.

Up the beach

Eurasian Curlew

The curlew wasn’t the only wader around. There were also Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover and Northern Lapwing. Other stuff on Sunday at Yakumo included my first Barn Swallow of the year, my probable last local White-tailed eagle, lots of Whooper Swan, a lone White-front, lots of Common Gull and a few Glaucous too.

Eurasian Curlew
Eurasian Curlew