5 February 2018

Another Monday in the ports.........


We visited several ports to the east of Onuma this afternoon.................


The above Slavonian Grebe was in one of them along with lone Great-crested and Black-necked Grebes. Here are some photos of the latter.



Only common stuff around: Harlequin Duck, Black Scoter, Goldeneye and Scaup mainly. And lots of gulls. Only 1 Black-legged Kittiwake in this area but lots of Glaucous-winged Gulls scavenging cast-offs from the fishing boats.


If it comes from the sea and the Japanese throw it away you really know it is inedible.............

But not to gulls.


As you can see this one was ringed.


I wonder where D36 comes from?

Only a few Glaucous Gulls in these ports..................


6 comments:

  1. You sometimes wonder how some gulls survived before there were fishing boats!

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    1. There were probably far fewer of them I guess............

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  2. Great Grebes....it must be easy to overlook the Slavonian !

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    1. Thanks! Actually they are a lot easier to tell apart than you might think: Slavs are much paler for a start.

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  3. Hello Stuart!:) Pretty red eyed Grebes. I noticed the Slavonian Grebe has more white feathers on the lower part of the head, which would be difficult to see at a distance, unless you were well initiated into the bird world. Many thanks for your help with the ID of both species I posted. They were such poor images, that only a birder like yourself would know what they were. I really appreciate your comment.:)

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    1. Thanks. Don't be so hard on yourself: the images are not so bad!

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