21 December 2015

Finding solstice in the fishing ports



The shortest day of the year was mild and rainy in Hakodate.............


We checked one of the local fishing ports, there was a small flock of Brent Geese there.




It was very dark and to be honest a 500mm lens is not so useful for this species which is large, sociable and relatively tame. I did try a few group/pair shots though.............






There were a handful of Wigeon with the geese...............



As well as a lone Black Necked Grebe............



2 comments:

  1. A fine series of pictures. Brant is very handsome; rare here so it receives lots of attention when it shows up erratically, but perhaps an under-appreciated species by people who see it regularly.

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    1. Hi David, actually Brent Goose as a local species seems to be lass numerous here these days. One spot where I took many many photos in the past seems to have been totally deserted by them.

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