14 October 2018
Winter not far away..........
Not a very good or interesting photo but it does show a Vega Gull at Kamiiso today, a winter visitor.
A couple of days ago there were loads of yukimushi around. These are small white midges that appear 2 or 3 weeks before the first snow............
Also around at Kamiiso were 3 Great Egret, a lone Osprey flying south and several species of common duck. The first Daurian Redstart, a male, appeared on the river near my apartment a few days ago: another winter visitor. Also around were Brown Dipper, Bull-headed Shrike, a briefly glimpsed Siberian Rubythroat and several Black-crowned Night Heron. A juvenile Moorhen in Goryokaku Park 3 days ago was only the 3rd I've seen in Hakodate..............
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Never seen that gull below so I was interested in it.ReplyDelete
It's the East Asian version of 'Herring' Gull basically........Delete
THIS year it's classified as "Vega", next year it'll be called something else !ReplyDelete
'Siberian Gull' maybe?Delete