28 July 2016

On this day (July 28th)..................................


July 28th 2014.

A Spectacled Guillemot near Esashi 2 years ago today. Only the second one I'd seen in southern Hokkaido, it must have been blown inshore by strong westerlies. It looks a bit scruffy...........probably an adult beginning its moult. They look great in full summer plumage but I only see them as distant specks off the capes of east Hokkaido then....................

4 comments:

  1. A great sighting in any plumage, Stuart.

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  2. I'm so pleased you captioned that. I would have struggled with putting a name to it Stu.

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    1. I guess it's an east Asian endemic, our equivalent of Black Guillemot.........

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