Wednesday, 7 November 2012

10th October, 2012 Wednesday Hegura Day 12

Out by 5.30 to a warmer morning with a light E. wind which during the day veered to the SW. Did our usual prebreakfast walk via the Central Track to the Dragons Pool, but only low numbers of migrants seen. Weather became quite hot during the middle part of the day with heavy cloud during the afternoon. Our usual 2.00 pm visit to the drinking pool was well timed as a Japanese Robin showed well and during the afternoon a flock of 35 Pacific Swifts put on a good show. We were able to go up the Tower for scenic views of the Island.

Streaked Shearwater 10
Japanese Cormorant 14 S
Grey Heron 15 (10 S)
Teal 1
Mallard 3
Black-eared Kite 1
Peregrine 3
Coot 1
Grey-tailed Tattler 1
Black-tailed Gull 100
Slaty-backed Gull 2
Rufous Turtle Dove 2
Pacific Swift 35
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Skylark 5
Swallow 1
Olive-backed Pipit 8
Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit 1
Grey Wagtail 3
Black-backed Wagtail 12
Brown-eared Bulbul 5
Japanese Robin 1 ex.
Daurian Redstart 5
Stejneger's Stonechat 4
Blue Rock Thrush 5
Pale Thrush 6
Eye-browed Thrush 1
Dusky Thrush 50
Japanese Bush Warbler 5
Middendorff's Grasshopper Warbler 1
Black-browed Reed Warbler 2
Arctic Warbler 6
Pacific Warbler 1
Goldcrest 20
Brown Flycatcher 1
Narcissus Flycatcher 1
Varied Tit 1
Coal Tit 3
Eastern Great Tit 3
Japanese White-eye 20
Large-billed Crow 2
Brambling 60
Oriental Greenfinch 30
Siskin 100
Japanese Grosbeak 3
Hawfinch 20
Masked Bunting 18
Grey Bunting 2
Black-faced Bunting 1
Pine Bunting 1
Tristram's Bunting 1
Rustic Bunting 15

West beach area

Various views taken from the Tower.

Ariel view of the Island

Lady divers after shellfish 


Grey Herons migrating over Hegura.

Party of Japanese Cormorants passing the Island.

Juvenile and adult Black-tailed Gulls of the SW beach

Adult Slaty-backed Gull of the SW beach.

Skylark along West beach

Pacific Swifts - A party of 35 were hawking insects over
the West beach enclosure.

Black-backed Wagtail at the drinking pool


Japanese Robin at the drinking pool.

Eastern Great Tit at the drinking pool.



Coal Tit at the drinking pool



Japanese Bush-Warbler at dusk along the Central Track.


Japanese Grosbeak sat up behind the enclosure near West beach.



Hawfinches feeding on the ground along the Central Track.


Male and Female Hawfinches coming in to drink at the drinking pool.

Male Siskin in the enclosure along West beach

Masked Bunting at Tsuaska fields





1stW. Tristram's Bunting at Tsuaska fields


Male Rustic Bunting at Tsuaska