Saturday, 3 November 2012

7th October, 2012 Sunday Hegura Day 9

Very heavy rain with thunder during the night with a strong  NW wind. Decided not to go out early because of the weather but after breakfast weather became fine and sunny for the rest of the day. First visit to the School field where a number of Daurian Redstarts had arrived, we made our way to SW beach and the enslosures and our only Grey-faced Buzzard of the trip flew high over us and departed S. Numbers of migrants were fewer today although Daurian Redstarts numbers were around 25 including many fine males also a Japanese Waxwing gave stunning views at the end of the Central Track and a passage of Mandarin Duck with 22 being seen.

Streaked Shearwater 10
Japanese Cormorant 1
Grey Heron 5
Mandarin Duck 22
Teal 3
Mallard 2
Spot-billed Duck 1
Black-eared Kite 1
Sparrowhawk 1S
Grey-faced Buzzard 1S
Peregrine 1
Black-tailed Gull 100
Rufous Turtle Dove 2
Wryneck 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Skylark 2
Olive-backed Pipit 8
Tree Pipit 1
Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit 4
Grey Wagtail 1
Black-backed Wagtail 20
Brown-eared Bulbul 6
Japanese Waxwing 1 adult ex.
Siberian Rubythroat 1 female
Red-flanked Bluetail 1
Daurian Redstart 25
Siberian Stonechat 2
Blue Rock Thrush 5
Pale Thrush 20
Eye-browed Thrush 2
Dusky Thrush 100
Naumann's Thrush 2
Asian Stubtail 1
Japanese Bush Warbler 4
Black-browed Reed Warbler 4
Arctic Warbler 8
Pacific Warbler 4
Yellow-browed Warbler 2
Goldcrest 20
Blue-and-white Flycatcher 2
Brown Flycatcher 2
Coal Tit 1
Japanese White-eye 20
Brown Shrike 1
Large-billed Crow 2
White-cheeked Starling 2
Brambling 40
Oriental Greenfinch 20
Siskin 300
Hawfinch 2
Masked Bunting 12
Pine Bunting 4
Chestnut-eared Bunting 1
Tristram's Bunting 4
Rustic Bunting 6
Little Bunting 5
Reed Bunting 1

The sea-ward end of the Central Track


The Dragons Pool

1stW. male Darian Redstart in Harbour Park.
Twentyfive had arrived on the Island today.

Female Daurian Redstart in Harbour Park.

Our first Red-flanked Bluetail of the trip along the Central Track.

 Record shot of a Naumann's Thrush on the Western beach



Arctic Warbler virtually feeding close to my feet along the Central Track
There were still 12 Arctic/Pacific Warblers on the Island today.

1stW.  Female Blue and White Flycatcher near the drinking pool.

1stW. Tristram's Bunting at the School field




Waxwing at the end of the Central Track

Japanese Painted Lady - small numbers seen throughout our trip.