Saturday 30 March 2013

Kasai Rinkai Koen 1

About 2 weeks ago, we visited Kasai Rinkai Koen, which faces Tokyo Bay and where you'd expect to see all sorts of birds like waders, ducks, woodland birds and raptors. 

Between the East Beach and the West Beach, there were hundreds of these Greater Scaups (Suzugamoスズガモ) resting on the beach or floating on the water. This park is famous for wintering Greater Scaups, we learnt:)

With a closer look, they are gorgeous!

A pair of Black-necked Grebes (Hajirokaitsuburiハジロカイツブリ) were hunting. They have started changing into breeding plumage.

This lone one caught something yummy!

A Common Sandpiper (Isoshigiイソシギ) was seen on his own. We learnt that Common Sandpipers are common all over Japan.

We just managed to spot a pair of Kentish Plovers (Shirochidoriシロチドリ) in the distance. Have they arrived here for breeding or been wintering here, I wonder.

A Slaty-backed Gull (Ousegurokamomeオオセグロカモメ) found something in the pool. Amazing that gulls can detect edible stuff even it's completely covered by water.

I don't fancy this though;)

There are 2 beaches away from the main park and only the West Beach is accessible by the footbridge.

About the park

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