16 April 2018

Spring 2018 continues..........


We planned to head to the west coast today but the mountain road we usually use was blocked by a landslide..............


We had to alter our plans and we headed out to Matsumae instead. There were lots of Ospreys everywhere..........


The last 2 Aprils I've taken some shots of them fishing close inshore. Whatever combination of fish movements/weather/tide makes them do this sadly wasn't in play today. They still ca,e quite close however............





Other stiff around included Peregrine, Blue Rock Thrush, Brent Goose, harlequin Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Little-ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Black-throated Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Great Egret and Brent Goose.

Matsumae was a bit quiet; just a few common birds. Like this Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker............


I did get my first Olive-backed Pipit of the year and there were also Siskin, Black-faced Bunting and lots of Japanese Bush Warbler.

And a Squirrel............


2 comments:

  1. The Pygmy Woodpecker looks like a very appealing little bird. The word “landslide”brings to mind a visit to Tobago several years ago when there were “landslips” on the road. We were told that this was the term applied by early English settlers and had remained in use.

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    1. Never really heard 'landslip' before; must be an old term that has drifted out of the vocabulary in modern England. You also sometimes hear 'mudslide'. The one yesterday may have been caused by rain or melting snow.........

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