3 January 2017

New Year 2017 in Yakumo #1

 
Stellers Sea Eagle (above) and White-tailed Eagle (below).


January 2nd and 3rd were again rather mild.................


The eagles were a bit quiet upstream at Yakumo so on both days I visited the bridge near the rivermouth. Normally the bridge is a test of endurance in winter but this time I spent several hours there in relative comfort (not much wind and temperatures above freezing)..........................

You can get BIFs at good angles from this particular bridge..............and against various backgrounds.








Every so often the eagles flap down for a salmon carcass..............and get swarmed by the local crows.








Other eagles notice too.............




I tend to concentrate on the eagles but there are other birds of course. Peregrine, Smew, Great Egret, Whooper Swan and Long-billed Plover (below).


More to follow..............

4 comments:

  1. If I didn't know better I might swear those crows are actually Jackdaws such is the size difference.Super BIF shots of those magnificent eagles again Stu.

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    1. Thanks Phil, they make Jackdaws look like Starlings!

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  2. You certainly have some wonderful Eagles in flight images. Please post one of the Smew soon as it's a bird I'd really like to see!

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    1. I'll try if one comes close enough............

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