Some more photos of the White-fronted Geese flock from a few days ago……….
Not great photos but you can see the Cackling Geese in amongst the White-fronted Geese in these pics……….
There were at least 3, maybe 4 of them.
The big goose flock was still near Onuma yesterday.
I wanted to get some Cackling Goose pics (there are a few in among all the White-fronted Geese). You can see a couple resting here (the ones with the black heads and white cheeks).
They weren’t the only flocks around that location. Lots of swans of course but also this group of 100 or so Common Redpoll.
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.
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.
The geese were in the middle of a big field so BIF shots only………..
A few did fly by reasonably close………..
I don’t know why there are so many geese this year. I’ve seen huge numbers in the skies above town the last week or two. And the numbers in Onuma yesterday were unprecedented………..
This is the commonest goose in Japan. I see quite a few very year but 2020 is a bumper year for them.