Very quiet at Sawara this afternoon but there quite a few Red-necked Grebes at least..
Nice weather but very quiet birdwise…
This Red-necked Grebe was the only bird posing for photos.
Otherwise the ports were very quiet. A few raptors around of course; flyover White-tailed Eagles and a lone Mountain Hawk-Eagle being the pick. The regular Steller’s was around but was being very very lazy.
Dunno if I’ll be out this way for a while, will I see it gain this winter?
The ports didn’t have that many birds; here are some of the commoner ones.
There were some grebes in one of the local ports…
Lots of Scaup on the sea, flocks of Pintail arriving from the south, Great Cormorants in breeding plumage…the snow is melting and spring is coming.
The most noticeable species in the port at Mukawa was Great Cormorant. And the adults were in breeding plumage too.
Hardly any grebes or divers around, just 1 Great Crested and a few Red-necked Grebes.
I was concentrating on ducks but there were some other birds around in the port last weekend. 3 species of grebe including Red-necked and Slavonian…………….
And the Sanderling flock was still there. Maybe they’ve been there all winter?