22 February 2015
A grey Sunday in late February
Well you can see how the White Tailed Eagle got its name.
A grey Sunday saw us head west. We almost never go that direction in winter as there is usually too much snow but 2015 has been very mild. My wife also wanted to go to an oyster festival in the tny town of Shireuchi. I'd assumed this would be a low key event: a few stalls selling fried oysters in a car park. But no. There were thousands of people there (well 2 or 3000 maybe)................
The oysters weren't even especially cheap (though very tasty).
Another low key birding day, no decent photos at all really. I've hardly seen any Brent Geese on our side of the peninsular this winter but there were a lot over there............
Bad lighting plus I've never been much good with 'flock' shots.
There were lots of Great Egret at Kikonai.
When I was taking the egret picture a police car with 3 policemen pulled up and asked my wife who I was and what I was doing and then when I came back they asked to see my ID. They must have been really bored today or high on oyesters or something.
Not much else about. Some White Tailed Eagles here and there, Whooper Swan in various locales, the usual wildfowl and gulls, a flock of Waxwing (probably Bohemian)..........................