Thursday, 14 October 2010

14/10/10 Wajima, Japan

13/10/10: Seeing a Dunnock in the garden just prior to our departure for Heathrow boded well that Accentors might feature over the coming weeks! Left Heathrow on time bound for Narita. At dusk we were over the Finnish lakes.
14/10/10: Flew the 6,000 mile great circle route hugging northern Eurasia. Dawn revealed a fresh, light dusting of snow over a vast swathe of far eastern Siberia which appeared inhospitable to Summer migrants in the area. Arrived at a warm and dry Narita on time and caught the bus to Haneda. We arrived in Wajima late afternoon. Weather calm and warm. Booked into the Route Inn and walked to the supermarket to buy pizza, bread and bananas. A Peregrine was seen hunting over the river at dusk.

Species noted:

Grey Heron 1
Spot-billed Duck 10
Black-eared Kite 10
Peregrine 1
Black-headed Gull 4
Black-tailed Gull 6
Feral Pigeon c.20
Rufous Turtle Dove 1
Brown-eared Bulbul 2
Large-billed Crow 12
Tree Sparrow 2