Sunday, 3 November 2019

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos on website

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Hello. This is my first post on this blog in a year. I would just like to provide a link to my website so you can see the latest post there. Please follow this link: Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A Transition

Tundra Swan

Hyoko, Niigata, Japan

November 10, 2018

Well, I went to Hyoko a couple of times in the last month. Nothing new to report, but it's nice to see the same things in each season. After I watched a drone attacking the swans last month I have now photographed a number with cardboard structures around their necks but decided to leave them off the blog. 

I have found it hard to make new exciting finds to post frequently enough and heard that Google may restructure their free social services and I feared this blog may one day vanish. 

I'm grateful that I was able to start this blog and keep it going for 9 years, but it is a little hard to keep it interesting. I have also tried to start websites to show off some kind of portfolio but found it difficult to link the two. I have decided to buy a domain and see if I can manage a place where I can blog and display photos. It's not too posh and I haven't done much with it yet but I think I will post on it in the future. I will allow this site to be dormant for a while. Maybe I will come back in the future.

I've really enjoyed seeing other blogs from around the world and I hope they keep on going but it is also hard for me to keep up with my visits. Thank you to Google and my Followers who have supported me all this time. I'm especially grateful for the time you took to comment. I got a new magazine from Birdlife International yesterday and understand our birds need our continued support. I will do my best.

My new address is

I will try to do some blog posts on it from time to time but maybe not so often. Please visit if you ever have the urge to see some birds from Niigata and surrounds.

Thank you again for your visits and may you find the birds you are looking for!

Sunday, 21 October 2018

A Boomerang for a Drone

Tundra Swans being chased by a drone.

Hyoko, Niigata, Japan

October 21, 2018

I guess a good stick and a rock were once smart devices in human history. Now everyday I can side step walkers looking intensely into something in their palms. 

Today we stopped off at Hyoko just for half an hour but it was enough time to see a drone menacing swans on the rice-fields at the back. We also spotted a remote control zero fighter diving at them.

Could anybody tell me if this would be some kind of intended management by some kind of administrators, please? I have other photographs showing that the swans were startled.

A few times the drone came near and I was wishing I had a nice hardwood boomerang in my holster. The year before last we had a close encounter with a Steller's Eagle and our quiet attempted approach was drowned out by one of these buzzing above us. The eagle soon departed.