Monday, 13 September 2010


I went to Mukawa to see shore birds.

At first I found Pectoral Sandpiper in flock of Red-necked Stint.
It is first time to see this bird.

In the same flock, there were 2 Temminck's Stint.
 A Red-necked Phalarope, it was interesting its on land.

I moved to Atuma, on the way to next shore birds spot, young Northern Goshawk perched on tree. I was with Senzaki brothers, he told me it was first male juvenile.

In Atuma I saw flock of Black-tailed Godwi consisting 50 individuals.
 Some individuals pecked plant, probably they eat bugs.

3 Curlew Sandpipers was in assemblage of waders containing Red-necked Stint, Long-toed Stint, Broad-billed Sandpiper and Dunlin at harbor in Atuma.

It was satisfying day for shore birds.

At evening my friend came to Tomakomai ferry terminal from Hachinohe by ferry to sea sea birds, but he couldn't see sea birds well.
I lead him Atuma to see Curlew.
After dinner, I send him the ferry terminal he went back to Tokyo by ferry. Off course, he would see sea birds. Good luck.

Photos in Mukawa and Atuma, Hokkaido. 11/Sep/2010.


  1. Some more great waders again, all I ever seem to see are Red Necked Stints!!!!!!

  2. Absolutely fall in love with this series!
    Pectoral Sandpiper is a very nice find. I've yet to see one. The phalarope sure looks so cute on land with its webbed feet and the godwit photos are so nice, especially the flight shot!