Brent Goose 1
Harlequin Duck 50 ex.
Long-tailed Duck 10
Black Scoter 300
Stejneger's Scoter 10
American White-winged Scoter 1 drake ex.
Red-breasted Merganser 20
Black-eared Kite 50
White-tailed Eagle 25 ex.
Steller's Sea-Eagle 50 ex.
Kamchatka Gull 1
Vega Gull 10
Slaty-backed Gull 200
Glaucous-winged Gull 50
Spectacled Guillemot 15
Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Carrion Crow 2
Large-billed Crow 30
Eastern Great Tit 1
Brown-eared Bulbul 2
Tree Sparrow 10
Fishermen heading out onto the frozen Lake Furen
Fishing has never looked this much fun back in the UK!
Fishing activities attracting a following on the frozen Lake Furen
Congregation of Black-eared Kites attracting a Steller's Sea-Eagle at Lake Furen
Steller's and White-tailed Sea-Eagles and Black-eared Kites at Lake Furen
Steller's & White-tailed Sea-Eagles and Black-eared Kites at Lake Furen
White-tailed Sea-Eagles at Lake Furen
Steller's and White-tailed Sea-Eagles at Lake Furen
Steller's Sea-Eagles at Lake Furen
Black-eared Kites at Lake Furen
Large-billed Crow at Lake Furen
Supermac's? Never heard of it...
Hazelhen woods near Lake Furen
Unfortunately due to the accumulations of snow we never made much progress along here
Bridge to Nemuro
Frozen harbour near Nemuro
Fishing in the frozen harbour near Nemuro
Fishing has never looked so easy as here where large catches were seemingly being simply scooped from holes in the ice!
Gulls attracted by the fishing activities
Adult winter Vega Gull near Nemuro
Adult winter Slaty-backed Gull near Nemuro
Glaucous Gulls near Nemuro
Adult-winter Glaucous-winged Gulls near Nemuro
Black-eared Kite attracted by the Gulls near Nemuro
Adult White-tailed Sea-Eagle near Nemuro
Frozen sea at Habomai Harbour
Our Alcid boat unfortunately frozen in Habomai Harbour
Free water playing host to wintering seaduck in Habomai Harbour
Drake Long-tailed Duck in Habomai Harbour
Female Red-breasted Merganser in Habomai Harbour
Drake American White-winged Scoter at Habomai Harbour
The brown flanks and lack of yellow lick along the cutting edge are characters of deglandi. Whilst there are records from the Russian Kommander Islands we cannot find any reference to any previous records from Japan.
First-winter drake Stejneger's Scoter in Habomai Harbour