A hot Sunday afternoon

Stejneger’s Scoter

A hot sunny afternoon: terrible light for photos. Quite a few nice birds around: the above scruffy Stejneger’s Scoter was a surprise. This Marsh Sandpiper was on one of the beaches with some stints…

Marsh Sandpiper

Other stuff around included flocks of White-throated Needletail and Pacific Swift, Osprey, Peregrine, several Great Egret…

But as I said the light was not helpful.

Red-necked Stint

Back in town

Red-necked Stint

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.

Red-necked Stint
Red-necked Stint