3 February 2015

Last of the eagles................probably.



On Monday we went up to Yakumo......................




Not so many eagles now, just a handful of both species and none of them doing anything interesting.




The eagle season seems to be fizzling out rather early this winter, maybe due to lower than average salmon numbers? Or the relatively mild winter weather?Thery must have dispersed looking for alternative food supplies or perhaps even started heading back north already...............

This will probably be my last trip to Yakumo for a few weeks so that will be the end of the eagle season 2014/15...................unless a few pass through Onuma.

This Red Fox was at Yakumo...............


The foxes at Onuma are tame and approach cars begging for food (a bad thing I know) but this one...........................ran away.


Not many birds around this weekend. Some Crossbill at Onuma were the most noteworthy. No Waxwings in town yet, actually not many birds at all........................

Linked to Wild Bird Wednesday.

12 comments:

  1. Our eagle season is just beginning down here. (Not that we get many) The fox pics are superb.

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    1. Thanks Russell. Maybe the eagles down your way are not heavily reliant on one food source as those in Yakumo appear to be...................

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  2. The eagles have done you proud Stu. Lots of birds singing here now with some finches on the move too. Spring isn't far away.

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    1. Don't say that Phil! It's only February 3rd..................

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  3. Your Eagles are always beautiful however the shots of the fox are absolutely stunning.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, it was a bit hard with such a big heavy lens though...................

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  4. A pity about the end of your eagle season, but the fox in the snow is compelling...something to put on a future Christmas card !

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    1. Hi John, actually I haven't sent a christmas card to anyone anywhere since the mid 80's......................

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  5. What a great looking fox, and at least in it's own environment unlike the one I saw here today!

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    1. They do look good in the snow, something you may never see with the feral ones in Victoria......!

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  6. It must be bittersweet to see the eagles go.

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    1. Well they'll be back in 10 months or so! A few live in north Hokkaido all year and a few hang on down here into early spring too. The photo opps for eagles in south Hokkaido always seems to dry up around the start of February though.

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