5 January 2010

Weather keeping me indoors and grumpy..........


5 days into 2010 and I've barely been outside, heavy snow, grey grey skies, slushy/icy/snowbound roads and sidewalks...............so I'm stuck at home getting grumpier by the day. The above Jay was at Onuma a coupe of days ago when the snow relented for a few hours. This one below was taken with a flash, something I almost never have to do for bird pics.




Not much else at Onuma except the common residents.













Lots of Glaucous Gull at Kamiso, a White Tailed Eagle in Ono and a minor invasion of Hawfinch into Hakodate provided some points of  interest in the gloom.

Lots of red berries everywhere, hopefully the Waxwings will be here in a couple of weeks.

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The snow scuppered my annual first week of January trip up to Yakumo which always seems to produce
nice photo opps for the eagles. They'll be around for another 7 or 8 weeks of course, fingers crossed the weekend will see an improvement in the weather.

2 comments:

  1. Superb photos as usual. A nice little variety of birds. More exciting than the sparrows and swans of Niigata. The weather here is also terrible with a mix of rain, snow and gusty wind. "Niigata is famous for its abundant water" -quote: Niigata tourist information pack. We had a sunny day on October 25.

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  2. Well even if you barely went out, you managed to get nice sharp and good pictures!! So well done, you did a great job even if you did not have too much time to do pictures!

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