Sunday, May 21, 2006

Whimbrel and Terek Sandpiper

Location: Kasai Rinkai Koen, Edogawa, Tokyo

Access: Shinjuku Station to Tokyo Station - JR Chuo Line. Tokyo Station to Kasai Rinkai Koen Station - JR Keiyo Line

Weather: Clear, Warm, Light Breeze

Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Birds: Little Grebe, Great Cormorant, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Common Teal, Northern Shoveler, Greater Scaup, Eurasian Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Whimbrel, Terek Sandpiper, Grey-tailed Tattler, Rock Dove, Barn Swallow, Brown-eared Bulbul, Grey Starling, Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Comments: The ducks have all but gone, but Greater Scaup seen via scope off shore, and Eurasian Coot now ruling the man made lakes around the observation center. At the hides, take a ticket as photographers queue to get a spot at one of the portals overlooking the mud flats and numerous Dunlin and Grey-tailed Tattler, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Terek Sandpiper and 2 Little Ringer Plover.

2006 Japan Bird Count: 112 Species


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