Saturday, 10 November 2012

13th October, 2012 Saturday Hegura Day 15

Another fine sunny morning which lasted all day, with just a light NW breeze. Had an excellent pre-breakfast walk. Along the Central Track we obtained good views of 4 Japanese Grey Thrushes including a fine adult male, but the highlight was an Eastern Water Rail walking right out in the open on the track. During the day, good numbers of Elegant Buntings with 25 being seen also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and our first Pallas's Leaf Warbler of the trip, 5 Whooper Swans flew over the Island moving South, and during the late afternoon a fall of 20 Rustic Buntings on the school field.

Streaked Shearwater 20
Great Cormorant 1
Grey Heron 3
Whooper Swan 5 S.
Teal 1
Mallard 3
Black-eared Kite 1
Sparrowhawk 4 (3 S)
Peregrine 1
Coot 1
Black-headed Gull 2
Black-tailed Gull 100
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Skylark 4
Olive-backed Pipit 2
Grey Wagtail 1
Black-backed Wagtail 8
Brown-eared Bulbul 2
Daurian Redstart 10
Siberian Stonechat 5
Blue Rock Thrush 5
Japanese Grey Thrush 4 (1 ad. male)
Pale Thrush 4
Eye-browed Thrush 1
Dusky Thrush 60
Naumann's Thrush 2
Dusky/Naumann's Thrush hybrid 1
Japanese Bush Warbler 6
Middendroff's Grasshopper Warbler 2
Arctic Warbler 6
Pallas's Leaf Warbler 1
Yellow-browed Warbler 2
Goldcrest 30
Brown Flycatcher 1
Coal Tit 3
Great Tit 1
Japanese White-eye 15
Bull-headed Shrike 1
Large-billed Crow 2
Brambling 120
Oriental Greenfinch 15
Siskin 70
Hawfinch 12
Masked Bunting 12
Grey Bunting 5
Black-faced Bunting 1
Chestnut-eared Bunting 1
Elegant Bunting 25
Tristram's Bunting 3
Reed Bunting 2

Mollusc's at the North Cape.

Bamboo trail

Great Cormorant in the harbour- Trip tick.

1stW. Black-headed Gull - Two were present in the harbour.


Male Siberian Stonechat at the school field.

Male Siberian Stonechat by the earthed field.

Male Daurian Redstart still in Harbour Park.


Adult Blue Rock Thrush

Naumann's Thrush on the earthed field

Naumann's Thrush in the encolsure.




 Dusky/Naumann's Thrush hybrid near the North Cape.


Coal Tit along the Central Track.


 Arctic Warbler in the enclosure along the Western shore


Pallas's Leaf Warbler behind the doctor's surgery.

Elegant Bunting at the school field.


Male Elegant Bunting at Tsukasa

Male Elegant Bunting near the North Cape.
Twenty five were seen today

Masked Bunting in the enclosure.

Female Grey Bunting along the Central Track.


Hawfinch coming into the drinking pool.