28 April 2016

27 April 2016

A tired Diver



The tired/injured Red Throated Diver was still in the same place in the west of town on Monday..............


25 April 2016

April Ospreys #2


I managed to get some shots of Ospreys fishing yesterday..............


24 April 2016

April Ospreys #1




A beautiful spring afternoon was spent west of Hakodate where I found some Ospreys fishing close inshore...............


22 April 2016

Before the deluge


A tired looking Red Throated Diver offshore near Kamiiso this afternoon. Probably an injured bird but it was a bit far off to see any damage.............this photo is already a heavy crop as it is.

There were several Gadwall around as well as a flighty Crossbill flock, some Black Headed Gulls in summer plumage, Great Egret and the usual common stuff. Spring migration will surely kick in very soon, hope it's a deluge on any days off I have coming up................

20 April 2016

Still Still around..........



A quick look in the park and the Falcated Duck was still there..............but it hadn't gotten less shy.


19 April 2016

Still around


The Falcated Duck was still in the park, and as jumpy as ever................


18 April 2016

A (very) windy Monday


Last night was as windy as I can recall since a typhoon hit Hakodate 12 years ago..............

I was hoping the strong SW wind might have blown some vagrants our way but the only really visible migants were lots of Common Gull and Dusky Thrush.

Not much posing for the camera but I did see Pale Thrush, Pacific Swift, Black Faced Bunting. Gadwall, Peregrine, Osprey, Buzzard, Siskin, Hawfinch, Long Tailed Rosefinch, Great Egret, Grey Headed Woodpecker, Mandarin Duck, Harlequin Duck, Terek Sandpiper, Red Throated Diver and common stuff like the above Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker.

At Onuma lots of big trees had been blown over, it really was windy last night.


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