15 February 2016

Blizzards on a Monday. Again.



Winter has returned, it's freezing.

We went up to Yakumo today but although some eagles of both species weere still present the blizzards made pictures out of the question. Sawara was as bitterly cold as I can ever recall it being and there were no birds at all (except a briefly seen medium sized raptor, probably a Goshawk).

The Ural Owl and Marsh Tit above were in Onuma. the owl has been cordoned off believe it or not. There is yellow tape (the kind at crime incidents) tied between the trees in fromt of it as well as 2 notices in Japanese asking people not to go near. When we drove past there were three retired Japanese men taking photos with their cellphones and one of them was right near the owl tree, he had totally ignored all the (obvious) warnings not to go near. There were also footprints in the snow right up to the tree. They sheepishly left as I glared at them. WTF? People can be so stupid sometimes.

Actually I'd heard that someone had scared it off a couple of weeks ago, this was the first time I'd seen it in a while.

Also around of note were Smew, White Tailed Eagle and White Backed Woodpecker............

10 comments:

  1. There's no accounting for how stupid people can be.........

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    1. And these men were about 65, why were they behaving like 10 year olds?

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  2. Same the world over Stu, Keep off or No entry signs are usually interpreted as having the caveat "Everyone else but me"

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    1. Japanese people are generally pretty law abiding. At least when someone is watching............

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    1. I should have taken a picture of them in their car and put it on facebook............

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  4. Just the same here. The long-eared owls at Marton Mere get disturbed every so often by idiots going into the fenced-off scrub where they roost. No forethought - if we do this, they'll spook, and nobody can get photos or views. Pure selfishness.

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    1. It's probably people who only go once and never go back, they simply don't care if it is spooked or not for photographers/birdwatchers who come afterwards.

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