2015-04-01

Birdwatching in Bhutan (25-29 March 2015) 2 (bush robins)

Himalayan Bluetail (male)

Himalayan Bluetail (male)

Himalayan Bluetail (male)

White-browed Bush Robin (female)

White-browed Bush Robin (female)

White-browed Bush Robin (female)

White-browed Bush Robin (female)

White-browed Bush Robin (female)

White-browed Bush Robin (female)

Birdwatching in Bhutan (25-29 March 2015) 1

Very dry spring with few birds' arrival in this spring.  Two visits in Chele La and one visit in Tango area didn't provide more than 70 species. 

Highlights in the trip were Fire-tailed Sunbird and White-browed Bush Robin.

Kalij Pheasant (male)

Kalij Pheasant (male)

Kalij Pheasant (male)

Kalij Pheasant (male) displaying
Blood Pheasant (male)

Common Kestrel (male)
Darjeeling Woodpecker (male)

2015-02-22

Birdwatching in Kujukuri, Chiba (21 February, 2015)

A male Surf Scoter has been staying in Kujukuri area in Chiba.  

It is a very rare winter migrant from America.  Although the weather was fine, due to rough wave, we were unable to find the Surf Scoter. 

We, however, enjoyed photographing Red-necked Grebe and Black Scoter which were relatively close in a small fishery port.

Other species, what we saw were:

1. Temminck's Cormorant 2. Great Cormorant 3. Horned Grebe 4. Red-throated Loon 5. Velvet Scoter 6. Common Teal 7. Eurasian Wigeon 8. Common Pochard 9. Greater Scaup 10. Common Goldeneye 11. Velvet Scoter 12. Herring Gull 13. Black-tailed Gull  14. Sandering  15. Common Sandpiper 16. Common Buzzard 17. Black Kite 18. Water Pipit

Black Scoter (male)

Black Scoter (male)

Black Scoter (male)

Black Scoter (male)

Black Scoter (male)

Black Scoter (male)

Black Scoter (male)

Black Scoter (male)

Black Scoter (male)

Black Scoter (male)

Black Scoter (male)

Common Goldeneye (male)

Common Goldeneye (male)

Common Goldeneye (male)

Greater Scaup (male)

Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe


2015-02-07

Birdwatching in Funabashi, Chiba (7 February, 2015)

Funabashi area is probably the largest wintering site for Eurasian Oystercatcher.  About 40 birds were seen today.

There were also a Common Ringed Plover, a flock of Sandering as well as Dunlin, Grey Plover and common ducks such as Northern Pintail and Greater Scaup.

Although I heard two Little Stints have been staying there, I didn't find them.

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Sandering

Common Ringed Plover

Common Ringed Plover

Dunlin

2015-01-18

Birdwatching in Maioka Koen (19 January, 2015)

In the beautiful sunshine day, I spent most of the time for photographing Eurasian Woodcock.  There were 3 individuals in the marsh area in the park.


Japanese Woodpecker (female)

Common Snipe

Common Snipe

Common Snipe

Oriental Turtle Dove

Eurasian Woodcock

Eurasian Woodcock

Eurasian Woodcock

Eurasian Woodcock

Eurasian Woodcock

Eurasian Woodcock

Eurasian Woodcock

Eurasian Woodcock

Eurasian Woodcock

Eurasian Woodcock

Eurasian Woodcock