Friday, 17 February 2012

17th February 2012 Haneda and Iwakura

Black-necked Grebe 1
Great White Egret 2
Mallard 50
Pintail 50
Shoveler 2
Pochard 2
Tufted Duck 2
Goldeneye 1
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Osprey 1
Black-eared Kite 8
Hen Harrier 1 ringtail
Buzzard 1
Oriental Turtle Dove 1
Large-billed Crow 2
Tree Sparrow 20

Chinese Grey Shrike L.s. sphenocerus at Iwakura

Today was a day for travelling including taking an internal flight from Haneda to Kyushu but we knew that if the drive went according to plan we would be arriving at Iwakura around dusk. Less anticipated was being greeted by the wintering Chinese Grey Shrike sat atop a roadside tree. Having seen Tibetan Grey Shrike L.(s.) spenocercus in Qinghai this was something I particularly wanted to see and L.s. sphenocerus certainly looks a full species.