Tuesday, 30 October 2012

4th October, 2012 Thursday Hegura Day 6

Out by 05.25 and we did the usual walk before breakfast. Fine sunny day becoming hot with a NW wind 4 decreasing during the day to 1.After breakfast we went straight to the School field hoping for better views of yesterdays Tristram's Bunting and found 2 and also found our first Dusky and Yellow-browed Warblers of the trip. Good numbers of Buntings were again present. We then birded the Tsukasa fields and found an European Tree Pipit, a good species for Japan, and worked our way around the Island. Another arrival of Olive Backed Pipits and Arctic/Pacific Warblers, but Flycatcher numbers were way down although we did see two 1st W. Mugimaki and another Narcissus Flycatcher. A Varied Tit along the Central Track was a surprised find of this usually sedentary specie. In the evening, we went back for further views of the Dusky Warbler and although elusive it did respond to tape playback.

Streaked Shearwater 7
Grey Heron 5
Teal 1
Mallard 1
Pintail 1
Black-eared Kite 1
Peregrine 1
Black-tailed Gull 100
Rufous Turtle Dove 7
Oriental Cuckoo 1
Common Kingfisher 1
Wryneck 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Skylark 2
Olive-backed Pipit 10
Tree Pipit 1
Grey Wagtail 2
Black-backed Wagtail 20
Brown-eared Bulbul 4
Stegneger's Stonechat 5
Blue Rock Thrush 5
Pale Thrush 20
Eye-browed Thrush 15
Dusky Thrush 150
Japanese Bush Warbler h
Middendorff's Grasshopper Warbler 4
Black-browed Reed Warbler 1
Arctic Warbler 15
Pacific Warbler 20
Yellow-browed Warbler 1
Dusky Warbler 1 ex.
Goldcrest 1
Blue-and-white Flycatcher 1
Grey-streaked Flycatcher 5
Brown Flycatcher 1
Mugimaki Flycatcher 2
Narcissus Flycatcher 1
Varied Tit 1
Japanese White-eye 10
Brown Shrike 1
Large-billed Crow 2
White-cheeked Starling 1
Brambling 40
Oriental Greenfinch 10
Siskin 50
Hawfinch 1
Masked Bunting 20
Black-faced Bunting 1
Pine Bunting 4
Chestnut-eared Bunting 2
Tristram's Bunting 2
Rustic Bunting 4
Little Bunting 10
Yellow-breasted Bunting 3
Reed Bunting 2

View taken along the West beach looking towards the Shrine

Adult Peregrine over West Beach

Arctic Warbler along West Beach

1st.W Black-backed Wagtail

Olive Backed Pipit in the Enclosure along the Western shore.

Olive Backed Pipit at the Tsuaska fields.




Tree Pipit at the Tsuaska fields. A good rarity in Japan

 Varied Tit an unexpected find along the Central Track

 Adult Yellow-browed Warbler at the School field - Our first for the trip.

Dusky Warbler showed well in the evening near the School field.

Rustic Bunting on the School Field


Female/1st W Yellow Breasted  Bunting at the statue near the School
field and was one of three seen today


Tristram's Bunting at the School field.







Masked Buntings along the Western shore
At long last I was able to get a series 
of pictures of this elusive Bunting.

Whoops Sorry if I made you jump!!

Oriental Greenfinch at the Tsuaska fields

Bramblings along the West shore, just 40 left on the Island.