Freezing temperatures, icy roads and blizzards hit Hakodate as winter belatedly showed its face..................
The above Whooper Swan was at Onuma. Not many birds around at all today: the most interesting were a couple of Yellow-throated Buntings. No rare ducks at Onuma: just lots of Mallard with a few Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Coot and Little Grebe. A couple of Great Egret were still around but the forest was very quiet.
lovely white swan.ReplyDelete
have a great weekend
Thanks for the comment Tanza.Delete
Looks like a Christmas Card....!ReplyDelete
That looks very cold Stu. It's interesting that Great Egrets stay around despite the snow and ice. But they are still making only slow progress in breeding in any numbers here.ReplyDelete
They don't breed here either Phil. They're still mainly a passage visitor in Hokkaido, a few overwinter.Delete