15 January 2018

A rainy Monday


Somewhat surprisingly it poured down with rain today...............


So all that snow from a few days ago will turn to slush and then freeze. Nice.

About a dozen or so Black-necked Grebes were in one of the local harbours.............





One of them was coming into summer plumage...............it was too far off for a photo though. I've never seen them coming into summer colours as early as mid january though.

There were several Great-crested Grebes too.


Also in the port were Scaup, Goldeneye, Pochard, Blue Rock Thrush and Glaucous-winged Gull.

6 comments:

  1. By coincidence spotted my first UK Black-necked Grebe in the sea off Titchwell, Norfolk on Saturday - but not as close range as your shots! Now I can appreciate the detailed winter structure and plumage, Thanks.

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    1. Hi Tony, you've seem more BNGs in the UK than I have then!

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  2. Seems like the climate in Hokkaido makes it the kind of place we all want to live!! Mind you, the weather here this winter has been no prize.

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    1. It seems the weather has become much more variable the last 10 years or so. I'm sure winter rain used to be much more infrequent than now.............

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  3. The red eyes on the BN Grebes are a really striking splash of colour.
    Pity about the slush !

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