A grey Sunday

Steller’s Sea Eagle

A Steller’s Sea Eagle in Yakumo on Sunday.

Steller’s Sea Eagle

The numbers are slowly falling as the salmon stock dwindles and the birds begin to disperse. There were still a fair few around though but for most of the morning the skies were too dark and blizzards hit in the afternoon.

Steller’s Sea Eagle

There were more eagles of both species up in Oshamanbe, they won’t be leaving quite yet.

Upstream Eagles

White-tailed Eagle

Upstream at Yakumo the eagles have started to disperse as the salmon carcasses begin to dwindle…………

White-tailed Eagle

And most of those upstream appear to be White-tailed Eagle, and soon few of either species will remain. The most sought-after bird in this location for local photographers is Crested Kingfisher and although I see them every time I visit during the eagle season I have yet to take a single decent photo of one. Ever.

White-tailed Eagle

Blue skies, mild Sunday

Steller’s Sea Eagle

A pleasant Sunday in Yakumo and Oshamanbe didn’t see much in the way of new birds for the year but a few eagles did fly by very close at least………….

Steller’s Sea Eagle

The eagles were not so active today despite the mild weather. Oshamanbe was very quiet indeed: both eagle species were here too as well as Black Scoter and Long-tailed Duck but nothing close enough to photograph.