11 January 2015

A quiet Sunday in Onuma............


A pair of Black Woodpeckers in Onuma this afternoon..................


They were very active and vocal but difficult to to get close to (due to the snow). These shots are cropped a fair bit.



The Bean Goose was still there among the Whooper Swans and Mallards.



2 drake Smew were around but they stayed well out of range, especially as I only had the 100-400 at the time.


Other stuff around included White Tailed Eagle, Great Egret, Grey Headed Woodpecker and Siskin.

Sawara was devoid of birds except a few common harbour species and the inevitable crows, kites  and gulls.


8 comments:

  1. All great birds to see. At the end of the month I hope to go to Inch Island in Donegal and a female Smew has arrived there and hopefully it will stick around for the winter so I can see it.

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    1. Hope it is still there when you go Margaret.................

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  2. You lucky thing to see a Smew, and photograph it, even if only with the 100 - 400! I like the Woodpecker too.

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    1. Thanks, I may go back with the heavy artillery tomorrow......................

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  3. Oooh Black Woodpeckers... fine drake Smew, too. We have an immature at Mai Po right now, but usually distant.

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    1. Finally, something a Mai Po regular can be jealous of!

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    1. Thanks! I wonder if they'll ever make it over the English Channel or indeed the irish Sea...................

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