Monday 27 May 2013

What a day!

Wow!  It's been a long time since a post…too long!  But I had to post this for today!  We are off are in Japan, heading north into the Kuril Islands and the Russian Far East.  I was on the Bridge this morning for literally 5 minutes when a big floating bird came into view, Tony Crocker said "Hey, what's this?" and I took litterally milli-seconds to yell "SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS".  We circled round and founf it again and had stunning views in great light - what a bird!

Then the afternoon on Rishiri Island resulted in a stunning male BLACK WOODPECKER and sing male SIBERIAN RUBYTHROATS!  What a day…

Bird of the trip - SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS - what an absolutely stunning bird!

Male black woodpecker - what an awesome bird!

What a beauty - male Siberian rubythroat singing!

1 comment:

  1. Love that bubble-gum pink bill! I hope to see one of those some day...
    Jim Flynn