17 January 2013

2 days in a harbour




A Black Necked Grebe in Kamiiso today and yesterday.

I spent yesterday afternoon in Kamiiso and though there weren't many birds in the port there was enough to keep me busy. This lone Black Necked Grebe was pretty tame.



It seemed to be eating some kind of shrimp...............


I've seen them eating shrimp, worms and fish.................they are mot fussy eaters.

I tried to get pictures of them diving. Tried not very successfully.


Also in the port were a few Goldeneye and Scaup as well as several Great Crested Grebe.


On the sea there was more of the same plus several flocks of Black Scoter. White Tailed Eagle and Kentish Plover were contrasting flyovers. Also around were Whooper Swan and Goosander and some Waxwings spotted from the train.

Earlier in the week the flock of Japanese Waxwings near my apartment had relocated to the trees in front of the local Police HQ...................a bad place for photographs. Not only is it a busy street with potential waxwing feeding sites on both sides the police actually asked me to move on last year when I was photographing Dusky Thrush from the same spot. Go catch some real criminals why don't you................

Great Egret, 2 female Goosander, a lone Brambling and the flock of Long Tailed Rosefinch were also knocking about.

I had a brief visit to the same harbour this afternoon in much better light.



Still couldn't get a good diving shot though.................


It hasn't snowed much for a few days but it's still really cold, hope the clear weather returns on Sunday..............................
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4 comments:

  1. The diving pics are pretty good. I'm always spun out by those intense eyes. The light looks pretty good there too.

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  2. You did pretty well with the "diving" shots.... I've tried the same with Tufted Duck, and they plopped under the surface before I knew it !

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  3. Those diving in shots are mental! I've undoubtedly said it before but any BN Grebe here is good let alone getting top close-ups.

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  4. Hi, thanks for the comments...............I'll have plenty of chances to practice diving shots later on in winter hopefully.............

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