2 April 2017

Miscellaneous late March birds............


Some more shots from Friday...........................








Near Kikonai there was a large flock of Eastern Rooks.................



This is only a winter visitor to Japan and is not so common in Hokkaido.

Black-necked Grebes have been a little scarce this year but there were some near Esashi and they were changing into their breeding colours.........




A bit too early for spring passerine migrants, this female Yellow Throated Bunting, also in Esashi, had probably overwintered.




At Onuma there were lots of Whooper Swand (and a couple of White-fronted Geese) in the melting ricefields.................


The 500 f4 is  not a good fox lens.............


Other stuff around included Brent Goose, Great Egret, White-tailed eagle, Osprey, Siberian Meadow Bunting, Long-tailed Rosefinch and the usual common stuff.........

6 comments:

  1. Nice variety indeed. You must not be working these days.......

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    1. I had a few days off at the end of March/start of April and did a lot of birding...............back to normal next week (well one more day off tomorrow actually).

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  2. I like the snowy mountain BG in the Swan shot.

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    1. The mountain's name is Komagadake...........

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  3. You say that but that fox shot is superb! Also the swans against the mountain.

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