4 March 2011

A slow March


A Nuthatch at Onuma this afternoon. Thanks to Mariko for giving me a ride (in her spanking new car) and buying me a nice sushi lunch too..........

A bit of a quiet week. I've been to most of the local haunts but not much around. Some stuff on the sea: 3 species of Grebe including Great crested, Black Necked and Slavonian. Pelagic Cormorant, the usual common seaducks including large rafts of Scaup, Glaucous Gull, White Tailed Eagle, Harlequin Duck, Buzzard, Brambling, Great, Coal and Varied Tit, Great Egret, Wigeon, Daurian Redstart, Dusky Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker etc. 

I did bump into 2 people birding on the local river who said they'd just seen a Taiga Flycatcher (in the same place I'd seen one the autumn before last) but I couldn't find it..........

The Grey Headed Woodpecker is still in Goryokaku park but it's tricky to get a good photo, always against dodgy backgrounds in poor light.........


The Brent Geese are building in number.........



And of all else fails there are always the Nuthatches..........




I watched England's epic tie with India, thank god I didn't stay up to watch them lose against the cricketing giants of Ireland.............

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3 comments:

  1. Excellent woodpecker shot and I'm quite envious of your nuthatches. I've never seen one. They look like real cuties.

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  2. Very nice blog and pictures! I will keep my eye on it from time to time!

    Check out my new birding blog:
    http://kwbirding.blogspot.com/

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  3. That's a really nice shot of the woodpecker and I don't balme you for taking lots os pictures of the nuthatches, so photogenic.

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