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……………..
Great Cormorant White-fronted Goose
This miserable looking White-fronted Goose was standing in the pouring rain in a car park next to the beach this afternoon.
A very very dark Sunday with torrential rain but I did notice a flock of 15 White-fronted Geese in the fields outside town. Terrible photo but a bit of a surprise to find them. Very early for this species, a winter visitor, it was 32 degrees just 3 or 4 days ago!
On Monday morning we went back to Onuma to check the huge geese/swan flocks.
But it was foggy……………
Some of them were resting on the lake.
Bewick’s Swan Bean Goose
Also around were lots of ducks including large numbers of Pintail, 2 Steller’s Sea Eagle, 1 White-tailed Eagle, several Great Egret and a pair of Japanese Wagtail.
There were absolutely loads of geese in the ricefields near Onuma on Sunday. Several thousand White-fronted Geese……….
There were a few Bean Geese among them and 4 Cackling Geese too.
Never seen this many geese since the last time I went to Martinmere in winter many years ago.
White-fronted Goose Bean and White-fronted Geese
The ricefields near Onuma had some visitors stopping by on their way north……..
Bean and White-fronted Geese, Bewick’s and Whooper Swans……….
Terrible day for photos but some interesting species around: Smew, Grey-headed Woodpecker, White-tailed and Steller’s Sea Eagles as well as the usual common stuff.