13 April 2017

On this day (April 13th).................


April 13th 2014.

Not a great photo but this was the last day I ever saw the Gyrfalcon in Sawara that year...............and disappointingly it never came back in subsequent winters.

If it survived into adulthood I hope it's pure white and tearing it up on the tundra somewhere far to the north of Japan...................

8 comments:

  1. I hope it is happy somewhere, too. You are lucky to have spent time with such a bird.

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    1. Thanks Russell, yes it was nice it stuck around for those 4 months or so...........

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  2. I have only ever seen one Gyrfalcon in my life - one bird, onetime. But it was a gorgeous white morph bird. Great memory.

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    1. Must have been a great sight. A handful of very pale ones have appeared in Hokkaido since this one 3 years ago but they were either too far away from where I live or they stayed too briefly for me to see them.

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  3. That's a good wish that we all share Stu. Once ina lifetime maybe when you experienced that Gyr.

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    1. You may see one on the Fylde, you never know.............

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  4. Gyrfalcon would be a life bird for me, too - must spend more time further north.

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    1. Well you know where I am if you come looking for one in Hokkaido........

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