Spring Eagle

White-tailed Eagle

There were 2 White-tailed Eagles at Onuma and they caused much panic and consternation among the wildfowl…………….

White-tailed Eagle

In addition to the geese. ducks and swans there were Little Grebe, Black, Grey-headed and Great-spotted Woodpeckers, Siskin, Dusky Thrush, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron and Great Egret.

Hakodate was very quiet. Black-necked Grebe at Kamiiso, my first Osprey of the year at Moheji and a White-tailed Eagle at Shiriuchi were the only noteworthy species.

Still there……….

Steller’s Sea Eagle

The adult Steller’s Sea Eagle was still at Esan on Monday but it didn’t co-operate for any photos. The above subadult flew over, a different individual maybe passing through on its way north. The White-tailed Eagle below was one of at least 6 in the area…………

White-tailed Eagle

This surely must be my last eagle post of the winter……………

Still around

Steller’s Sea Eagle

The Steller’s Sea Eagle to the east of town was still around as of today. Not a great photo: a heavy crop. It was so windy that keeping the camera steady was almost impossible too.

The thaw has begun and signs of spring are starting to appear. A distant skein of geese heading north, Red-breasted Mergansers displaying in the ports…………….

At least 3 White-tailed Eagles were also present but remained high in the sky. Not much else around: a few common species of duck, some Brent Geese and Glaucous-winged Gulls etc.