Some wintering ducks arrived in Yatsuhigata and I saw Pintails and Teals on that day.
Teals (Kogamoコガモ) were busy dabbling on the surface of the mud.
(especially when their bills were coated in mud!!)
A flock of Pintails (Onagagamoオナガガモ) was in the middle of the pool.
There were not so many waders as I'd thought there'd be. Autumn migration is towards the end.
A lone Ringed Plover (Hajirokochidoriハジロコチドリ) was foraging at low tide.
A Great Knot (Obashigiオバシギ) was foraging with other waders.
Grey Plovers (Daizenダイゼン) and Dunlins (Hamashigiハマシギ) are the two main waders which stay and winter here in Yatsuhigata.
a bit artistic??
The water was gradually coming in through the very narrow waterways and suddenly all the cormorants, herons and egrets flew to one spot like it was a competition.
By the time I got back to the north end of the mudflats, the water covered the whole area which was mudflats just half an hour ago.
A peregrine falcon flew in the sky and all went quiet.