2022 Summer Road Trip #16

Brunnich’s Guillemot

We did the Ochiishi boat trip. It was pretty foggy but we saw plenty of birds. This Brunnich’s Guillemot posed nicely close to the boat.

Brunnich’s Guillemot

The commonest alcids were Rhinoceros Auklets and Spectacled Guillemots and we also saw Ancient Murrelet, Northern Fulmar, Red-necked Pharalope and Sooty (or Short-tailed?) Shearwater.

I was hoping to get a shot of a Tufted Puffin. I’d seen one on this trip before but couldn’t get a photo. We didn’t see any this time but we did manage to see this Horned Puffin. Crappest of crappy pics but a lifer…

Horned Puffin

A late autumn trip #9

Snow Goose

On the second say we couldn’t get near the Snow Geese…

They are very easy to pick out among the Grey Geese, as you can see here:

Snow Goose, Bean Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose

Greater White-fronted Geese are generally the most numerous species near Hakodate but this is not the case in Urahoro. Here are some adults and juveniles together.

Greater White-fronted Goose