6 March 2011

A slow March #2


A bit of a quiet Sunday started off in Yakumo, the first time I'd been back since a very productive visit 2 weeks ago. There were no Stellers Sea Eagles, they must have headed north by now I guess. But there were were 6 White Tailed Eagles at the river mouth, 2 adults and 4 immatures. Only a short session on the bridge, here are a couple of shots...........



Am I being greedy when I just think 'meh' when I see immature White Tailed Eagles?

I was with a friend and was hoping to find a Peregrine for him. This young one, presumably the same individual as 2 weeks ago, put in a brief appearance.........


We then headed down to Onuma, I hoped to repeat my luck and find a Black Woodpecker for him. No joy here but the Tits and Nuthatches kept us entertained at least........




I then went back to Hakodate to have a late birthday lunch with my good wife, we had a buffet style one and true to form I absolutely stuffed myself. A walk on the beach at Nanaehama just before sunset failed to produce the Lapland Buntings (they too must have gone north) but there were a couple of Slavonian Grebes reasonably close inshore, a bit too dark and the sea too choppy though for any good shots........




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7 comments:

  1. Some great shots. Love that peregrine. Better seeing a young White-tail than none. I often get the same feeling with young goshawks down here when I'm after my 'dream' shot of an adult.

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  2. Nice photos there Stu, I like the 1st,5th,6th,7th ones most.

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  3. A slow day birding is still a great day out!

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  4. Nice shots of the nuthatch and tits as usual!
    The Slavonian Grebe is also a very nice find. Would love to see it in breeding plumage!

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  5. I too like the Peregrine shot. It can't be easy to capture that profile, when I see them they are far too distant and either miles off sat on the marsh or bombing around at 100mph.

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  6. Thanks for commenting on my blog Stu, I'm really enjoying yours. Like a few people I originally found it looking for Slatey-backed Gull, but came back for the Stella's Eagles, what awesome birds! Love the varied tit too.. looks like there are many superb birds over there...lucky you! :-)

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  7. Thanks for all the comments...........

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