20 January 2016

Hakodate under the snow


With an unusually light workload I took a 90 minute or so walk around the neighbourhood this morning...............and the snow was pretty deep. I was hoping for some waxwings but the only birds around were a few Dusky Thrush and Hawfinch (above).................

Almost no snow until christmas and then lots after, winters are getting shorter.

8 comments:

  1. The berries make a great splash of colour in the Hawfinch shot !

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    1. The trees are laden with red berries..............just waiting for some waxwings to show up now.

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  2. It is a nice pic with the snow and berries. The wind and rains keeps me from birding in Niigata. So dark and miserable.

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    1. Thanks Russell, hope your weather improves by the weekend...........

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  3. Hawfinch doesn't seem like a bad consolation prize.

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    1. They are a pretty scarce bird in the UK (I've only ever seen them once there) but in south Hokkaido they are very common winter visitors to town..............

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