Sunday, 22 April 2012

Confusing female wigeon

A confusing female Wigeon was in flock of Eurasian Wigeon at Mukawa (left one).
It is seemed to be a female American wigeon.
The feature of American is grayish head and white wind flap. But I didn't see its wind flap...
A male American Wigeon stayed here one month ago. This female was looked paired with Eurasian Wigeon (right one). Is it Hybrid?

Right one is Eurasian and left one is pending individual.

Common Scoter.

Mukawa, Hokkaido. 14th/Apr/2012.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Japanese Crane

Japanese Crane!?

A man who came around here generally said two Japanese Cranes stayed in Mukawa.

Crows attacked Crane.

It will might be seen small cranes here in this summer....

Mukawa, Hokkaido. 14th/Apr/2012.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Redshank and more

A Common Redshank, though it bleeds in eastern Hokkaido, it is seen central Hokkaido scarcely, was in Mukawa, it was my first time to see here. I've seen it  about 8 year ago in Okinawa.

It fed on unknown things.

Little Linged Plover.

Mukawa, Hokkaido.  14th/Apr/2012.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Two Spotted Woodpeckers chased each other, competition of their territory?

Naganuma, Hokkaido. 14th/Apr/2012.

Northern Goshawk

It was snowstorm day despite in April. A male Goshawk was down on the ground to avoid strong wind and  aiming its prey.

Naganuma, Hokkaido. 4th/Apr/2012.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Cruise in midwinter

I organized Tomakomai cruise in February.
This cruise was held under weak wind although winter tended to be rough around these sea area in general.

But there was less appearance of sea birds as much as we expected.

Though there was a number of Least Auk, one of main target of this cruise,  other auks we expected (Crested Auklet and Long-billed Murrelet) were not seen.

Black-throated Diver.

Fur seal.

Black Scoters before riding on boat.

Tomakomai, Hokkaido. 19th/Feb/2012.