22 February 2011

Frozen on a Bridge #4


My 3rd visit of the day to the bridge at Yakumo was in the late afternoon. Most of the eagles had gone leaving only 3 or 4 young White Tailed Eagles.

They were a scruffy bunch and unlike the adults they get harassed by the local crows...........



There have only been a few immature Stellers this winter which perhaps indicates a poor breeding season last summer. The White Taileds seem to have had a bumper season however..........


3 of them flapped down onto the ice just near the bridge to squabble over some salmon remains........




They then sat down in the snow and had a bit of a wash, the eagle equivalent of brushing their beaks before bedtime..........






Probably my last time with the eagles this winter, the weather has been very mild the last couple of days and this may well be the spur for them to fly north. But you never know.............



A couple of wintry scenes to finish with............a Red Fox from the bridge at Yakumo and a view of Mt Komagadake on the way back to Hakodate..........



So ended a rather wonderful but cold day on a an exposed bridge in smalltown Hokkaido........

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1 comment:

  1. This whole series has been amazing,I enjoyed reading through!

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