16 January 2018
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It was a fine sunny day today after several days of heavy snow. The roads were a bit nasty so we headed east..............
The above Stellers Sea Eagle seems to be in the same place every winter: there were also 2 White-tailed Eagle, 1 Goshawk, 1 Peregrine, a few Black-legged Kittiwake still around, a lone Black-necked Grebe, Brent Goose, Harlequin Duck, Red-breasted Merganser and Siberian Meadow Bunting...........
The Japanese Waxwing were still around as we drove past........................
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13 January 2018
January 13th 2014.
A female Peregrine at Sawara 4 years ago today. It briefly shared the same hunting ground as that year's Gyrfalcon although I never saw them interact. It had obviously just killed and eaten something judging by the blood on its belly................
The background is an old disused lighthouse; not a public toilet exterior.
That day was one of the the coldest I've experienced in south Hokkaido. Minus 19 and it was windy too making it feel even colder.
12 January 2018
There was a heavy snowstorm in Hakodate on Thursday night/Friday morning and again on Friday afternoon..................
11 January 2018
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30 December 2017
A Brent Goose in Hakodate today and probably my last photo of the year.....................
Harlequin Duck, Goldeneye, Whooper Swan and Scaup were also around but it was a very quiet day. Today saw the best weather in ages (and tomorrow is looking good too) but of course we had/will have other stuff to do. New Year here is basically the same as Christmas in the west.
I took a lot of photos in 2017. S**tloads. I don't know why that happened but it did. I can't see myself taking so many next year but you never know.
264 posts in one year! Sometimes I wish I spent as much time on more important things as I do with this blog............
Thanks to the people who regularly visit this blog and leave comments. I hope you all have a great 2018.
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