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, 19 March 2017

Saga, at the northern tip of the Ariake Sea 3

A fair number (over 50) of curlews were on the move. They headed for shallow waters in tune with the incoming tide

Eurasian Curlew, ダイシャクシギ

White under the wings and lower belly

Some Far Eastern Curlew, ホウロクシギ appeared as well. 

More brown and streaked under wings

In the gull department we saw some different birds among the Vega's. 
Below a Taimyr Gull, タイミルセグロカモメ on the right with bright orange-yellowish legs.

And a Mongolian Gull, モンゴルセグロカモメ. More fleshy colored legs and brown spots on upper and lower bill.

Thanx to Mr H. for helping me with the identification.

Last in the far far distance the fat shape of a Long-billed Dowitcher, オオハシシギ

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