Bird News from Matt Poll
There was plenty of early morning bird action at a quiet stream in a valley near town. A group of about twenty Japanese White-eye was joined by a mixed bag of Great, Varied, and Long-tailed Tit, and eventually by at least 30 Eurasian Siskin. Nearby, several Yellow-throated Buntings, Pale Thrush, and White’s Thrush, as well as Grey-headed, White-backed, and Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker were also seen. A Ussuri Mamushi pit viper was seen hunting frogs at the stream.
On the water, Spot-billed Duck numbers are up, and in the harbor are good numbers of Black-tailed Gulls, and a few Black-headed as well.