20 January 2017
January 20th 2014.
The overwintering Gyrfalcon at Sawara 3 years ago today.
It put on a real show this day and was very very tame as it snacked on fish scraps pilfered from the local Black Kites.............
Here's a video from that day............
19 January 2017
18 January 2017
January 18th 2015.
A male Pine Bunting 2 years ago today on the coast near Mori.
This is a scarce but regular winter visitor to south Hokkaido. Small flocks move around the (usually) snowbound beaches and sand dunes and if you're lucky and in the right place at the right time you might just see them..............
Labels: Pine Bunting
17 January 2017
16 January 2017
After 3 or 4 days of heavy snow and real winter weather at last we headed to Onuma on Sunday to see if the Ring-necked Duck and/or Baikal Teal were still present.
They weren't unfortunately but I did see 3 Falcated Teal.................not as rare as the others but still fairly exotic.
Labels: Falcated Duck