10 January 2010

Happy BIFday #1





A very productive day up at Yakumo with lots and lots of BIF (birds in flight) shots. This post has pics of one of the 2 eagle species: the White Tailed Eagle.

It's been over 2 weeks since we were last at Yakumo and the eagles are a lot tamer now. Well perhaps tame isn't the right word, less shy would be a better term.




They were spread up and down the river. The river level seemed lower and there were lots of dead salmon for them to feast on. This one was feeding in a tree when I surprised it and it dropped its lunch........




A blizzard hit south Hokkaido in the afternoon but we had a window of reasonable weather beforehand...........







The 7D is very handy for these type of shots. They aren't heavily cropped, they were pretty close. Sometimes too close.







All the above shots are of adults, here are some younger birds.............










They weren't always on the wing............










More pics tomorrow, this time the Stellers Sea Eagles.

Can't believe the Premier League schedule has been ravaged by the weather. With one thing and another I haven't watched that much footy this season and I was looking forward to watching some this weekend. I caught the Arsenal v Everton game last night which was pretty good but there's nothing at all on tonight. Some cricket would be nice but that ain't on til next week sometime, I'm somewhat surprised England have made it through to the final test 1-0 up..........

I watched 'The Invention of Lying' last week which had a few laugh out loud moments, as did the remake of 'Day of the Triffids' although I'm not sure if it was unintentional or not. Eddie Izzard's escape from the plane crash and subsequent rise to power in post-apocalyptic London was hilarious, I'm sure he was deliberately hamming it up for laughs. At least I hope he was.

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2 comments:

  1. Many cool flight shots here!
    I feel like the juvenile looks cooler than the adult...
    the shots with dead trees and snow also look really beautiful and artistic.
    Waiting to see the Steller's

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  2. Wow. Love these shots. The colours are nice and gentle yet very clear. Perfect for White-taileds.

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