8 January 2012

Another Winter weekend in Yakumo


A Glaucous Winged Gull in Oshanambe this afternoon. I was looking for Long Tailed Ducks and Pine Buntings but despite checking several locations could find neither. Black Necked Grebe, Red Throated and Black Throated Divers were offshore and there were lots of Scaup, Goldeneye and Black Scoter in the ports.

Glaucous Winged Gulls are common winter visitors.


Here is one with the resident Slaty Backed Gulls........


2 days ago a Japanese friend very kindly took me to Yakumo. She wanted to see the eagles and see them we did.



Mariko was excited to see the eagles, indeed an adult  Stellers Sea Eagle flew right over our heads as we waited on the bridge.

I even managed a non BIF one........


This Goosander was from the bridge in Yakumo  today.


I had a pretty good day at Yakumo today, I have lots of photos to sort through. I'll update it tomorrow or the day after, here's a little taster........



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3 comments:

  1. Cool gulls actually and the goosander in flight is superb. Man, we we had eagles hanging out like sparrows down here!

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  2. Wow that's a perfect shot of the goosander in flight! I don't think I'd be able to get a shot like that with my current equipment. The video of the eagle also reminds me of the good time in Hokkaido. Love it!

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  3. Thanks for the comments.

    The Goosanders are common the eagle river in winter, I usually don't pay them much attention but several flew very close this time......

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