Friday, May 21, 2010

Kentish Plover

Just a record shot of a Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) at Sekino-e last week or two. Didn't know why it hasn't moulted into breeding plumage yet...maybe it's a female bird or a first-year adult. I haven't seen the species in Beppu before, so it's currently the latest species in my personal Beppu list.

2 comments:

Stu said...

i've only ever seen one Kentish Plover in Japan.......

Unravel said...

Oh thought it'd be more common up there!
I've seen several in Saga last Christmas.