It is a migration season now. In Tozaki, Kasumigaura-machi, there are several Sandpipers visiting. On 11 April, I have only short time birding there.
Little grebe (Kaitsuburi) 20+ in one paddy Little Egret (Ko-sagi) good breeding plumage with pink face Intermediate Egret (Chyu-sagi) good breeding plumage with yellow face Great Egret (Dai-sagi) good breeding plumage with green face Yellow-nib Duck (Karugamo) Teal (Ko-gamo) Grey-faced Buzzard (Sashiba) 2+ Moorhen (Ban) Coot (O-ban) many Common Snipe (Ta-shigi) Reeve (Erimaki-shigi) 2 Spotted Redshank (Tsuru-shigi) 80++ the main guest for the season, I saw only a few in the last season. Well come back. Dunlin (Hama-shigi) 30++ Long-billed Dowitcher (Oohashi-shigi) 1 Black-headed Gull (Yuri-kamome) many Rufous Turtle-dove (Kiji-bato) Barn Swallow (Tsubame) Skylark (Hibari) Tree Sparrow (Suzume) Japanese Pipit (Tahibari) Anthus rubescens japonicus or Anthus japonicus Black-backed Wagtail (Haku-sekirei) Motacilla lugens or Motacilla alba lugence Japanese wagtail (Seguro-sekirei) .There is one fanny bird. The wagtail w= as almost the same to Motacilla alba leucopsis (Hoojiro-hakusekirei), but th= ere are also small white spots on its back. I heard its call. The bird was a partial albino of Japanese wagtail. Brown-eared Bulbul (Hiyodori) Dusky Thrush (Tsugumi) Fantail Warbler (Sekka) Bush Warbler (Uguisu) Jungle Crow (Hashibuto-garasu) Carrion Crow (Hashiboso-garasu) White-cheeked Starling (Mukudori) Green Finch (Kawara-hiwa) Reed Bunting (O-jurin) IKENAGA, HiroshiBack to previous page Last modified: April 20, 1998.