Another returnee

White-tailed Eagle

This (male?) White-tailed Eagle has been returning to the same spot in Yakumo for many years now…and he’s pretty tame too.

Not much else around in Yakumo on Friday: the most interesting species was harlequin Duck. We don’t normally see them here but there were at least 4 around including this first winter male upstream…

Harlequin Duck

On the clifftop


One of the resident Peregrines out east today.

A quiet Monday: Eurasian Kestrel, Buff-bellied Pipit, Rustic Bunting were among the more interesting species but nothing especially noteworthy. No Waxwings or winter finches yet.

A few raptors were around.

Mountain Hawk-Eagle

I can’t get sharp BIFs pointing upwards at 700mm.

Several White-tailed Eagles were in the skies but I couldn’t find the local Steller’s anywhere.

Why do male Harlequins never come close like this female?

Harlequin Duck