14 March 2012

On this day (March 14th)

Black Necked Grebe

Black Necked Grebe

Black Necked Grebe


March 14th 2010.

2 years ago the harbour in Kamiiso was teeming with birds: grebes, divers and ducks. There were loads of Black Necked Grebes: over 100 individuals...........and many in summer plumage.

Not many around this spring, in fact not many around of anything in Hakodate. Hopefully that will change in the next few days

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7 comments:

  1. such striking birds. great shots.

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  2. I'd settle for one of those right now, never mind 100!

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  3. In the early nineties I was the summer warden of what had been the biggest UK BN Grebe colony. 1 pair raised 1 young - strangely, I had a very short wardening career.

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  4. This is a wonderful blog, your photography is superb. I've only recently become interested in birds, and I live in western Honshu (Hiroshima). I know the two locales are very different, but at a first glance I haven't come across much in English on birding in Japan. Can you recommend anything you've found especially useful or enjoyable? Thanks.

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  5. Thanks for the comments.

    Stuart-actually I've never even seen a BNG in the UK though I'm sure you weren't responsible.........

    Maethelwine-the kantori website (a yahoo group, do a search) might be the place to start but there isn't much in English i'm afraid.

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  6. These striking little birds with their red eyes,and mask like feathers at outer
    corners are adorable.Such good pictures!

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  7. Thanks for pointing me to the Kantori group. Very helpful.

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