Tuesday, 2 February 2010


I've never seen Brant Geese (Branta bernicla) at a close range, I only saw them from very far  away through a scope.
Recently I found a Brant spot where I can go close to them.

They were in a fishery harbor eating algae.

At some distance, other group of Brants fed on attached algae.

At full tide, they were upside down to eat algae.

Dunlin (Calidris alpina) stayed at the same fishery harbor.

Tree sparrows seemed to be cold in falling snow.

All photos in Shiraoi, Hokkaido. Jan/2010.


  1. With Tree Sparrows and Dunlin that could have been written here in the UK. Brents aren't so numerous though. Thanks for the pictures.

  2. Lots of great shots here, especially the 3rd one!