Eagles weren’t the only birds on show. Also around were Great Egret, Little Grebe, Smew, Goosander, Goldeneye, Pochard, Whooper Swan, a lone Goshawk, Japanese Wagtail and a flock of Common Crossbill flying overhead.
Rather chilly the last few days and a change in the birds near my apartment: flocks of Hawfinch, a mixed flock of Varied, Coal, Eastern Great and Long-tailed Tits, Brown Dipper, the first Daurian Redstarts and Dusky Thrush of the winter and 3 species of heron including the above Great Egret perched atop someone’s house.
The lone Great Egret was on the river yesterday. No only was it the only Egret, there were hardly any other birds around as has been the case all year in town. Just a single Winter Wren and a couple of Dusky Thrush and the usual sparrows, crows, spotbills and bulbuls.