Autumn around the Wetlands

Northern Goshawk

Fukushimagata, Niigata, Japan

November 5, 2012

Mr Honma and I checked out two wetland areas around Niigata today. First we went to Fukushimagata and were treated by this young goshawk which landed on a post behind the bird observatory for a few moments. She looked around just for a bit before departing and leaving us with a warm glow to the start off the day.

Secondly, we went to Hyoko and found a variety of ducks and Whooper Swans which have safely made it and which are likely to stay for the winter months.


Hyoko, Niigata

Tufted Duck

Northern Pintail

Whooper Swan


Eastern Buzzard

near Fukushimagata again in the afternoon.

Hut at Fukushimagata


Greater White-fronted Goose

Rice fields adjacent to Fukushimagata