25 November 2015

2015 Best Of #3




Some more of my fave shots from the last year...............


In late May I was back in the UK and was delighted to see the colony of Common Terns in Preston for the first time..............







Terns are one of my favourite bird families but they are surprisingly scarce in mainland Japan, indeed none breed at all in Hokkaido.

I saw more terns in a trip to the Farnes.............




And Puffins of course.............






And Eider..............


Back in Hokkaido it was a rather quiet summer with only common birds near Hakodate.............



A campng trip to north Hokkaido in July produced lots of Siberian Rubythroat pictures.............










If Stellers Sea Eagle is the iconic bird in a Hokkaido winter, this must be the summer equivalent.

6 comments:

  1. Wow! The Tern shots are superb but then the Puffins, well who could not like a Puffin. Now I would love to see the S Redthroat, now I wonder are they in Costa Rica? I will be going there Jan/ Feb for 16 days.

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    1. Sorry Margaret, no Rubythroats in the Americas but I'm sure you'll find a lot of other exotic stuff to keep you out of mischief................

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  2. The Redthroats are delightful. It is odd about the terns. It looks like you've had a good year.

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    1. Very odd about terns in northern Japan, even the UK has 5 breeding species! Common Terns are reasonably regular passage migrants in Hokkaido but that's all.

      Little Tern breed in Honshu and a few other species breed in the subtropical islands further south. Having said that I have seen a few terns species in Hokkaido but thay've all been vagrants.

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  3. That Siberian Rubythroat is a stunning bird to be sure.

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    1. Definitely my fave bird of summer...........

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