Eastern/Japanese Buzzard of East Hokkaido

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Two impressive flight images of the Eastern/Japanese Buzzard (Buteo japonicas) photographed in East Hokkaido, Japan. Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: East Hokkaido, Japan Date: 4th June 2019 Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di … Continued

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush

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We saw many Chestnut-capped Laughingthrushes (Garrulax mitratus major), often at very close range (above, below) as they are not shy. They are very vocal and gregarious; often in groups of 5-6 and up to 12-15 at times. They will scamper … Continued

Common Redshanks

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I saw a large flock of Common Redshanks (Tringa totanus); about 25-35 birds spread out around the jetty walkway. Some birds were clearly just coming out of breeding plumage (above), others in non-breeding plumage (below). But I was confused with … Continued

Common Sandpiper

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The Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) must be the wader with the widest habitat distribution when on migration. I have seen it from the coast all the way to deep inland and along jungle streams. This solitary bird was on a … Continued