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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such striking birds. great shots.ReplyDelete
I'd settle for one of those right now, never mind 100!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comments.ReplyDelete
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.
These striking little birds with their red eyes,and mask like feathers at outerReplyDelete
corners are adorable.Such good pictures!
Thanks for pointing me to the Kantori group. Very helpful.ReplyDelete