I was surprised to see 20 or so Great Cormorants to the west of town today: I thought they were summer visitors?
Also around were large numbers of Common Gull as well as Glaucous Gull, Whooper Swan, Great Egret, Black-necked Grebe and the usual common winter ducks.
A quiet start to November. I did see my first Steller’s and White-tailed Eagles of the winter last week but too far off for any photos.
A lot of seasonal stuff appearing locally: Hawfinch, Long-tailed Rosefinch, Varied Tit, Winter Wren, Brown Dipper, lots of common ducks, Great Egret……………..
This White-fronted Geese in Kamiiso had a dislocated or broken leg by the looks of it.
The Great Cormorants will shortly be heading south……………..