30 November 2014
Where is winter?
Stellers Sea Eagles at Yakumo..............
Note the lack of snow.
It was very mild today. LOTS of salmon this year for the eagles to feast on.
Lots of eagle action but not a vintage day for photos. I learned the 2X teleconverter should be used only sparingly...................and not handheld.
The lack of snow made approaching the eagles easier but they were still skittish.
I saw several Crested Kingfisher today and also 2 Solitary Snipe but couldn't get a shot of either species. Lots of Glaucous Gulls around now. There were loads of them at the end of the day at Kamiiso (eating salmon carcasses on the beach) but it was too dark even for photos of white birds. There was also 1 Thayers Gull too. Here's a Glaucous from earlier in the day at Yakumo.
Not much around Hakodate. Several Great Egret on the river, Daurian Redstart, Peregrine, Coot, Dusky Thrush, Varied Tit......................