Monday, 5 November 2012

9th October, 2012 Tuesday Hegura Day 11

Out by 5.30 for the usual walk along the Central Track to the Dragons Pool. Generally a cooler morning although it soon became warm and sunny all day with a S breeze. Probably fewer migrants seen on our early walk and nothing new. After breakfast we covered all the usual sites and also looked at a new woodland walk. Migrants had a Japanese flavour with a female/1st W. Japanese Robin in the woodland walk also a 1stW. male Mugimaki Flycatcher and DC had female Japanese Grey Thrush. On the SW beach a Sakhalin Leaf Warbler arrived in off the sea and gave some good but brief views, also a Japanese Grosbeak was found. Fewer Thrushes and Siskins were on the Island but several more Grey Buntings were seen.

Grey Heron 2
Teal 3
Mallard 3
Black-eared Kite 1
Peregrine 1
Coot 1
Black-tailed Gull 100
Rufous Turtle Dove 1
Wryneck 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Olive-backed Pipit 8
Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit 1
Black-backed Wagtail 10
Brown-eared Bulbul 4
Japanese Waxwing 1
Japanese Robin 1 Female/1stW.
Siberian Rubythroat 1 female
Red-flanked Bluetail 2
Daurian Redstart 8
Stejneger's Stonechat 5
Blue Rock Thrush 2
Japanese Grey Thrush 1 female
Pale Thrush 8
Eye-browed Thrush 2
Dusky Thrush 75
Asian Stubtail 1
Japanese Bush Warbler 4
Middendorff's Grasshopper Warbler 1
Black-browed Reed Warbler 1
Sakhalin Leaf Warbler 1
Arctic Warbler 10
Goldcrest 30
Blue-and-white Flycatcher 1
Mugimaki Flycatcher 1w male ex.
Narcissus Flycatcher 2
Varied Tit 1
Japanese White-eye 30
Bull-headed Shrike 2
Large-billed Crow 2
Brambling 40
Oriental Greenfinch 20
Siskin 100
Japanese Grosbeak 1
Hawfinch 10
Masked Bunting 12
Grey Bunting 6
Black-faced Bunting 1
Pine Bunting 4
Elegant Bunting 2
Tristram's Bunting 1
Rustic Bunting 15
Little Bunting 3

Seaward end of the Central Track

Black-eared Kite roosting behind the School

1st.W Female Narcissus Flycatcher at the drinking pool

1stW. Male Mugimaki Flycatcher in the Woodland walk.

Varied Tit at the drinking pool.

Japanese Waxwing showing well at Tsuaska

1st.W. Red-flanked Bluetail approaching the drinking pool

Black-browed Reed Warbler on the School field fence.


Eye-browed Thrush on the School field - just 2 seen today.


Asian Stubtail at the drinking pool.

Male Masked Bunting at the Tsuaska fields


1stW. Rustic Bunting at Tsuaska.


1stW males and females Grey Buntings along the Central Track







Pine Buntings at Tsuaska fields.