3 February 2018

On this day (February 3rd)........................


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....................

4 comments:

  1. nicly captured Staurt. Have a super weekend.

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  2. I look at that photo and wonder how anyone here can make a Common Buzzard into a Rough-legged. But they do.

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    1. I was unsure until that winter when I clearly saw how to ID a RLB, nothing like direct experience compared to fieldguides..........

      Mind you the (race/subspecies of?) Common Buzzard in Japan are very pale too.

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