This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory and improve my Japanese. I intend to do some writing in kanji, but am not getting very far without a Japanese computer. So for the moment I say "konnichi wa". Aisatsu dake - just saying hello.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Oriental Pratincole, ツバメチドリ

Back in Japan. It's August - summer break - hot and muggy. Didn't think any birds would be out there in the sweltering heat. But surprise: a young migrating Oriental Pratincole, ツバメチドリ
This must be his or her first trip south. Gambatte!!!



Others out there were the ever quarrelling juvenile plovers, Little Ringed Plover,  コチドリ

A couple of Long-toed Stints, ヒバリシギ

Several Red-necked Stints, トウネン. Some in summer plumage...

Others in their winter outfit - more white and a non-colored neck

And a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, ウズラシギ  in the far corner

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