Maybe the last of 2023 from Yakumo this afternoon…
Hakodate had its hottest every day last week but amazingly we had another cool Monday (the high temps will return later this week…again).
The above Kestrel at Yakumo was a nice find; not a bird I often see in Hokkaido.
The storms were pushing the waves right up the beaches so it was tricky to find waders; only 3 species around today. And terrible conditions once again for photos.
Turned very hot here, as it always does at the end of July.
Last weekend the waders had started passing through. There was 1 Eastern Curlew, a couple of adult Red-necked Stint and a small flock of Kentish Plover (these may have bred locally actually).