31 March 2016

First quarter gone...........


Not a great picture but some kind of Marten we saw today........................


So the first quarter of 2016 has passed. Very springlike weather (well it is spring, indeed I saw my first Swallow of the year today) but I have a bit of a nasty cold.............

Only common birds today.....................like these Brent Geese at Menegawa.


The common residents were at Onuma..............





Brambling, Hawfinch and Siskin were also around.


6 comments:

  1. Will get caught up on your blog shortly, Stuart. Just returned from a week's birding in Cuba. No swallows here yet and while we were away there was a damaging ice storm. The weather looks dreadful today.

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    1. Hi David, hope you had a nice time in Cuba..........

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  2. Japanese marten Martes melampus perhaps. Latin name translates as black feet, which fits your pic. Nice looking animal - oh to have pine martens round here. Maybe not too far away they're being found in all sorts of places throughout England these days, which is good

    Cheers

    DaveyMan

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    1. Never seen a Pine Marten or Polecat in the UK (but I did see a feral mink with young on the Ribble). There is another black kind here too which I sometimes see................

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  3. It's good that the Marten gave you a backward glance...Tits and Siskin nice too.

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    1. A shame the weight/shaking of my big heavy camera/lens combo made me focus on its tail though!

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