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A tired looking Red Throated Diver offshore near Kamiiso this afternoon. Probably an injured bird but it was a bit far off to see any damage.............this photo is already a heavy crop as it is.
There were several Gadwall around as well as a flighty Crossbill flock, some Black Headed Gulls in summer plumage, Great Egret and the usual common stuff. Spring migration will surely kick in very soon, hope it's a deluge on any days off I have coming up................
20 April 2016
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Last night was as windy as I can recall since a typhoon hit Hakodate 12 years ago..............
I was hoping the strong SW wind might have blown some vagrants our way but the only really visible migants were lots of Common Gull and Dusky Thrush.
Not much posing for the camera but I did see Pale Thrush, Pacific Swift, Black Faced Bunting. Gadwall, Peregrine, Osprey, Buzzard, Siskin, Hawfinch, Long Tailed Rosefinch, Great Egret, Grey Headed Woodpecker, Mandarin Duck, Harlequin Duck, Terek Sandpiper, Red Throated Diver and common stuff like the above Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker.
At Onuma lots of big trees had been blown over, it really was windy last night.
Labels: Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker
17 April 2016
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4 April 2016
A male Black Woodpecker at Onuma this morning, one of 5 woodpecker species that were around on a pleasant spring day.
Also around were big flocks of Goosander, a pair of Smew, Whooper Swan, Shoveler, Little Grebe, Brambling, Siskin and lots of Mandarin Duck as well as the usual resident tits and nuthatches.
I made the mistake of staying up to watch the 20/20 final all the way through. Well the first 39 overs were pretty tense at least..................Ben Stokes oh deary me.
At work a busy 2 or 3 weeks beckon, don't know if I'll get out so much. Luckily I'll have some free time when the migration season kicks in.
Labels: Black Woodpecker