24 March 2018

Pit Stops




The local fields had some visitors taking a short rest...............


Near town was very quiet except for this Osprey.............



Not many small birds about again............



Near town there was a small flock of a dozen or so Bewicks Swans. This is a species we only see on passage in Hokkaido............



There were 2 Whooper Swan and 2 White-fronted Geese with them............


At Onuma there was a gig flock of about 100 Whooper Swans and there was another pair of Whitefronts with them................


Another species we only really see on passage.








2  Bean Goose were among the swans too.................


There are 3 rarer goose species I have yet to see in Japan: Lesser White-fronted, Snow and Cackling Goose. One of these days I'll find one or more of these 3 in among the swans.............

Also in Onuma were 1 White-tailed Eagle, a flock of Crossbill passing over, a few Smew and the usual common stuff including Great Egret.


4 comments:

  1. Stil waiting for our first Osprey here. Should be any day now.

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    1. Saw some nest building and mating today actually.......

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  2. Excellent pictures. I'm surprised how small those whitefronts look next to the Whoopers.

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    1. They're only slightly bigger than mallards.............

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