10 October 2018

Autumn Terns


On Monday we headed north................


And at one of the river mouths there were a couple of Common Terns passing by.




Terns are always a bit scarce in Hokkaido but this species is usually around in small numbers most autumns.

The race here is pretty dark, I almost thought it was a Bridled Tern at first.



They were diving for small fish.............








Their erratic flight made it a bit tricky to photograph them...................









There as also a small flock of Black-legged Kittiwake offshore.............


Other stuff around included Great Egret, Black-necked Grebe and various species of common duck.

6 comments:

  1. Nice work Stu. I can see what you mean by their darkness. It's very distinctive.

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    1. A lot darker than the ones in Preston Docks.........

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  2. God given wings, amazing grace in every shot!

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    1. Not sure if you're a spammer or religious type or even both but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, Mr/Mrs/Ms Unknown...........

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  3. Glad to see you've got some terns up there....nice photos.

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