Fukushimagata, Niigata, Japan
November 30, 2014
Here are some of the results from my walk around Fukushimagata last Sunday. I've been thinking of buying a Nikon D7100 as my full-frame D800 is rarely close enough for the wetlands. Most of these pics are heavily cropped and I've already filled up my 2 terabyte computer hard-drive with photo files in just two years. I usually take RAW files as well but just went down the j-peg path with these...but I'm disappointed with the quality.
Apart from the photos it was a very warm day for that time of the year and birds of all kinds were a plenty.
Today is snowing heavily with a maximum forecast of 2 degrees Celsius so I'm inside doing my blog!
|Waterfowl at Fukushimagata|
|At first, I thought this largish raptor was a goshawk. |
It attacked the large resident peregrine just before I got this shot but now I realise it's a sparrowhawk. Sparrowhawks are not so common in Niigata.
Adult goshawks are not so easy to get close to, but I saw at least three different ones within a couple of hours.
|Eastern Marsh Harrier|
lots of harriers too
|Eastern Marsh Harrier |
scanning over the water for unaware quary