26 February 2014

Eagles everywhere #2

Stellers Sea Eagles at Rausu a couple of days ago. Processed on my tablet. The highlights may be a little overblown.

25 February 2014

24 February 2014


Harlequin Duck in Rausu yesterday. Processed on my tablet.........

23 February 2014

Japanese Crane

At Akan yesterday. Processed on my tablet again. God knows what it looks like.........

22 February 2014

Eagle among the Cranes

White Tailed Eagle at Akan today. Processed on my tablet tethered to my phone.

19 February 2014

Gyr and painful fingers............

Surprisingly my relatives expressed interest in seeing the Gyrfalcon and we spent an hour in Sawara. The Gyrfalcon was very obliging, sitting on various pieces of driftwood on the beach striking nice poses.

18 February 2014

The lull before a trip.................

I had time for a short walk this afternoon and the waxwings were around again. They were extremely restless, they were still feeding on the long busy road and it was really icy and slippery underfoot.

Most of the flock were Bohemians but there were a few Japanese Waxwings among them..........

14 February 2014


I had a couple of free hours this afternoon so I took a short walk to check if any waxwings were around. There were. Loads of them.

11 February 2014

Scratched pine

A Gyrflacon and a male Pine Bunting at Swara this afternoon.

I had a free afternoon and in glorious light we headed out to Sawara.

10 February 2014

A weekend in town.................

For various reasons we didn't leave town at the weekend  (among other things we have to clean the apartment as we have visitors soon). Today I took a walk down the river to hang out with the crossbills again...................

5 February 2014

Icy roads in town too.........

I had an afternoon off yesterday and headed down the river to look for the big flock of Common Crossbill I'd seen a couple of weeks ago. There were only about 7 or 8 birds this time but I could get fairly close.

4 February 2014

Icy roads and BIFs #2

Some more pics from Monday at Yakumo, this time White Tailed Eagles.........these are all adults.

3 February 2014

Icy roads and BIFs #1

A Stellers Sea Eagle in Yakumo today. I managed to get some nice BIFs ('Bird in Flight' pictures) although inevitably a lot of them look rather similar. Well nearly identical in fact.

On this day (February 3rd)

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February 3rd 2012.

 A first winter Rough Legged Buzzard just outside Hakodate 2 years ago today. There was a big influx of the species that winter, I saw them in 4 different locations but none were as tame as this individual.

And of course I've never seen any since..........

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