16 November 2009

Rain Rain Rain


It's been raining a lot the last few days. Not much birding although I did relocate the Taiga Flycatcher (no pictures worth posting though). There were a few Scaup in the harbour at Kamiso at least........










Lots of other common ducks around (especially Wigeon) and there were also several Glaucous Winged Gull in the gull flocks on the beach.

The Scaup were mainly female or immature birds........










The Brent Geese haven't arrived in Hakodate yet but the Harlequin Ducks have. And I still can't get a decent shot of one.




We took a trip out to Onuma in the afternoon before the rain got really heavy, not much here either. The tame Nuthatches and Tits that have provided staple photo opps over the last 3 winters haven't come to the ad hoc forest feeding log yet. There were about 8 individuals covering 3 different species, were are they? Did they find somewhere better? Has the autumn been so mild there's still loads of food in the forest for them to find? Have they died this summer and the new generation hasn't 'learned' about the free sunflower seeds available? Who knows?

The only thing of interest was this Fox and even that wasn't as tame as usual........




Here are a couple of shots taken with my compact to finish off with............




This is the port where the Scaup were and here is the usual Onuma view......





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3 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Excellent, I did not know that you were getting harlequin ducks there and I'm quite surprised. you probably know we have them in summer in Iceland from mid-march to end of September. I'm eager to see them again next year, but meanwhile I'll check if you have nice pictures of them ;-)

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  2. Oh that fox is so cute and the color fits very well to the autumn setting.

    I'm already so tired of rain also...

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  3. Great captures Stu that 7D is wonderful!!

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