Some more softish 400 f5.6 plus 1.4X T/C shots…
Tag: Harlequin Duck
Harlequins at 400
The bare 400 f5.6 was not so bad for BIFs. Not as good as the 500 of course but a lot easier on the shoulder…
Harlequins in the gloom
There were a lot of Harlequin Duck around today. On such a dark dreary day in the past I would have given up trying to photograph them but with the R5 and Topaz DeNoise they don’t look so bad.
A sneaky Harlequin
Whilst I was waiting in vain for the Steller’s to fly close by a drake Harlequin Duck sneaked by…
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…
A quiet trip out east
A quiet day east of town trying to forget World Cup blues…
The usual winter birds were around including Glaucous-winged Gull, Brent Geese, White-tailed Eagle and several Peregrine.
Long-tailed Rosefinch and a small flock of Asian Rosy Finch were present but no photos of those.
Here are some Harlequins in the shade…
Late Winter Trip 2022 Day 1 #6
There were 2 main ports we visited in the Mukawa area and they held good numbers of common duck species…
A short trip out east
I was surprised to see this lone Bean Goose in the same place I’d seen 3 Greater White-fronts last month…
A pretty quiet day, the local Steller’s flew around a bit but up high and it was not especially photogenic today.
Only female Harlequins in camera range again…
A quiet Sunday again
A quiet Sunday out east today, but it’s difficult to get too tired of the common winter species here…
The ports are very quiet this winter: not many ducks, grebes or even gulls.
But one port had some Harlequins.
I was trying to photograph some skittish Asian Rosy Finch with no luck.
Luckily there were some Harlequin Ducks in the area…
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.
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?