2021 Late Winter Trip #3

White-tailed Eagle

The 2nd day of our trip was very sunny and although there were quite a few interesting birds I couldn’t get many good photos. We stayed around the coast between Yufutsu and Mukawa. Stuff around included White-tailed and Steller’s Sea Eagle, Japanese Crane, and various common winter ducks and gulls.

Unlike around Hakodate, there didn’t seem to be many winter passerines except for several flocks of Eurasian Siskin.

Eurasian Siskin

There were groups of Whooper Swan and a few geese flying around: both Taiga Bean and Greater White-fronted.

White-fronted Goose

A new Crossbill location

Common Crossbill

The Crossbills seemed to have thinned out in Hakodate and Oshamanbe but we found a flock yesterday next to another port.

There were some Siskins in amongst them too.

Eurasian Siskin

Other stuff around included Redpoll, Osprey, my first Eastern Marsh Harriers and Oriental Turtle Doves of the year plus the usual common ducks and gulls. No Eagles anywhere…………