After the eaglefest at Rausu I didn't do so much birding...................
7 March 2014
5 March 2014
4 March 2014
A break from my East Hokkaido posts...............
The Gyrflacon was still at Sawara yesterday...........
It has been fairly mild since we got back but the strong wind at Sawara yesterday made it brutally cold (especially as I wasn't well wrapped up).
After some very long posts recently I've started inserting these 'jump breaks'..............so please click if you want to see more pictures and read my pearls of wisdom.
3 March 2014
I did the boat trip out to the sea ice at Rausu last week and it was fantastic.
I had been on the same boat trip five years ago nut the sea ice was way offshore and the weather was too rough to stop the boats alongside the ice. There were no such worries this time. The light was great and the eagles were very close. All the pics in this post were taken with my 500mml lens.
2 March 2014
A Japanese Crane at Akan last week.
I have to admit I was there for the eagles really, although they are beautiful and elegant I find the cranes a little dull in their winter feeding areas, it is almost like a zoo.
It was also a little dark when we were there.
1 March 2014
A White Tailed Eagle at Akan a few days ago.................
We just got back from a weeklong trip to east Hokkaido and back. I was with 3 non birders so it was a birding trip as such...............but I managed to get some in of course.