Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Time For Waders

A breeding male Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) was found at a small beach at Rokushou-en on the same day I went to Minami Tatte-Ishi koen. The bird was very tame and was feeding along with a small group of Black-headed Gull. There was also a pair of breeding Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) nearby.
It caught lots of these strange creatures.

Subspecies L.l. baueri has strongly barred rump.

It has an interesting way of finding food.

With a friend, the Black-headed Gull, in the background

Then it went to sleep.

Little Ringed Plover in breeding plumage, one of my favourite waders.

And a photo of an immature Black-headed Gull with the same
Bar-tailed Godwit to end this entry.


Stu said...

Fantastic shots, we won't see any of this kind of stuff until May.

martesorex said...

Oh, good photos.

Phil said...

Good to see them in those well shot colours. We mostly see them as grey in winter.