February 3rd 2012.
An immature Rough-legged Buzzard just outside Hakodate 6 years ago today.
There was a big invasion of this species into southern Hokkaido 6 years ago. I saw them in 3 or 4 places that year but hadn't seen any before and haven't seen any since....................
nicly captured Staurt. Have a super weekend.ReplyDelete
I look at that photo and wonder how anyone here can make a Common Buzzard into a Rough-legged. But they do.ReplyDelete
I was unsure until that winter when I clearly saw how to ID a RLB, nothing like direct experience compared to fieldguides..........Delete
Mind you the (race/subspecies of?) Common Buzzard in Japan are very pale too.