3 August 2014
Hot summer days
An Osprey at Kamiiso this afternoon..............
It has been very hot this last week, over 30 and humid every day. Pretty standard for most of Japan in summer but up here in Hokkaido we generally escape the worst of it. There is however usually an uncomfortably hot spell every year of varying length...............and we're in the middle of it now.
We had a long unproductive ride out to Esan and Shikabe and ended up in Kamiiso just in time to see this Osprey fly past with its catch.
It caught me by surprise but my camera settings were more or less right.
On what would have been the best shot I clipped off its wing though.