21 August 2016

Not what I was expecting


Another typhoon hit Hokkaido meaning grey skies and rain.................and we had several (small) earthquakes last night too.


I was on the beaches looking for waders. We went to several likely spots but couldn't find any anywhere.................

I was surprised to see this White Fronted Goose near Kamiiso. Very early for this species I think............


There was also 1 Whooper Swan (again, surprising for this time of year). Also at Kamiiso were 20 or so Black Crowned Night Heron and 1 Striated Heron. Elsewhere not much around, lots of Osprey and also a coupls of Great Crested Grebe near Kikonai. This is another bird that we only really see in winter, nice to see them in summer plumage for a change.


6 comments:

  1. My word you live in an area where Mother Nature lets you know she is around!

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    1. With the humidity as it is this eveening she's letting me know how sticky and sweaty things can be.................

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    1. It had disappeared when I went there this morning...........

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  3. A goose in August....birds will always keep us guessing !

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    1. It must have been really impatient to head south.............

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