Not only ducks, grebes and divers…
Tag: Pelagic Cormorant
The other 2
Most of the cormorants I photograph are Great Cormorant. Here are the other 2 local species…
A grey Christmas Eve
It was a dark cold christmas eve….
We were east of town checking on the Steller’s Sea Eagle which takes up residence there every winter. It was there but sat on a tree on the mountainside doing nothing. A Mountain Hawk-Eagle put in a brief appearance at least.
The port was quiet but this Pelagic Cormorant popped up close.
We stayed at a hotel on a nearby cape…
Early winter on the sea
I stood on one of the harbour walls near Oshamanbe and there were lots of birds on the sea: Red-throated Diver, Long-tailed Duck, Black and Stejneger’s Scoters, 3 species of grebe…
And the flock of Sanderling that seems to overwinter in this spot did a nice fly-by.
We were back in the same port one week later and most of the birds from last week were still around including this tame Pelagic Cormorant. This is the smallest of the 3 common cormorant species in Japan.
Most interesting bird was an offshore White-billed Diver which was too far away for a photo. At Yakumo there were lots of Bewick’s and Whooper Swan, a flock of White-fronted Geese and a few Bean Geese too.