Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ducks and Hunters

Northern Goshawk

Fukushimagata, Niigata, Japan

October 7, 2015
 The weather was beautiful today and I managed some time off work so I headed where I expected to find some action. This is an exciting time of the year as good numbers of waterfowl return to the wetlands. I visited Fukushimagata last Saturday and saw lots of ducks. Just a few days later and I saw lots and lots and lots of ducks. On both occassions I saw Goshawks and Peregrines but today also added Eastern Marsh Harrier to the raptor count. I also saw a lone swan flying high and calling. I'm sure the rest of its clan will arrive tomorrow!


Mostly Eurasian Teal




Eastern Marsh Harrier

Northern Goshawk

A Northern Pintail in there

Peregrine Falcon





A lone Swan. I guess a Whooper Swan