Kasai Rinkai Koen, which is one of the best birding places in Tokyo, was my destination today to see a friend, who was in England when I was in Wales, and for her to see some Oystercatchers in the park.
At the seaside part of the park, we saw ...
Black-tailed Gull (Uminekoウミネコ)
Little Egret (Kosagiコサギ)
Grey Heron (Aosagiアオサギ)
a Great Crested Grebe (Kanmurikaitsuburiカンムリカイツブリ)
and Greater Scaups (Suzugamoスズガモ) resting & preening on the sand
Little Grebe (Kaitsuburiカイツブリ)
Red-necked Grebe (Hajirokaitsuburiハジロカイツブリ)
Many people with huge canon-like cameras were lining up on the spit and we later found out that a wintering Black-faced Spoonbill was their target.