16 June 2017

Auklets up close again


The Rhinoceros Auklets were still around last Sunday..................


One popped up very close and I managed to fire off some shots.


It has been great to see this species so close this month. As I said before I only noticed them last year and that was by accident as I tend to ignore the sea in summer as most of the grebes/divers/wildfowl have all moved north. I had often seen them off the local cape in May before but I'd assumed they were just passing through. Maybe they come to the local coasts every year at this time and maybe even breed.

You can see how they get their English name.



We went back to the port the next day. The light was better but they didn't come so close...........




I even got a couple of BIFs............



Not much else of note around although I did briefly see a Hobby in the ricefields. Other stuff near town included Wryneck and Japanese Green Pigeon..............

4 comments:

  1. It really is a great bird. It would be especially interesting if you could find a couple of nests, if indeed they are breeding locally.

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    1. The only place I can think of where they may nest is inaccessible unfortunately..........

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  2. Really cool! I'd sure like to see them here. Great shots.

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