18 January 2017

On this day (January 18th).......................................


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..............

16 January 2017

Another nice duck...............



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.


12 January 2017

Another Sunday with the eagles #2





The adult White-tailed Eagle that swooped down on to the salmon did so in perfect light...............


11 January 2017

10 January 2017

9 January 2017

A grey January day #1


The Ring-necked Duck was still there this morning although I couldn't relocate the Baikal Teal.............


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