Friday, 25 February 2011

Birds of Toowoomba - Crested Pigeon.

 Crested Pigeon
(Toowoomba cemetery, December 29, 2010)

I was going to do a single post about the common birds of Toowoomba but realised it would end up being huge. So anyway, I'll occasionally post one species at a time.

I thought Crested Pigeon is a good place to start. I like these pictures and think that Crested Pigeons are delightful birds that can easily be seen in Toowoomba. They're often seen sitting on power-lines or house-hold TV aerials looking like their crest is working as part of the service, sending and receiving signals from/to somewhere.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Steller's Sea-eagle in Niigata.

Steller's Sea-eagle. 
-Power line tower # 18, a couple of k's north of Fukushimagata, Niigata.

 Some photos of an adult Steller's Sea-eagle as seen near Fukushimagata, Niigata. The photos are mixed-up but were taken on February 6 and today, the 19th.  They aren't great photos but it's my first encounter with this species here since February, 2007. Just one or two of this species visit this area most years.