Saturday, April 29, 2006

Aomori Holiday - Magitsutsumi

Whooper Swan on Magitsutsumi, Aomori, April 29 2006Location: Magitsutsumi, Kamikita, Oirase, Aomori

Access: Car

Weather: Fine, Warm, Light Breeze

Time: 11.30am - 12.00pm

Birds: Little Grebe, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, Falcated Teal, Common Teal, Spot-billed Duck, Northern Pintail, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Greater Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser, Black Kite, Eurasian Coot, Black-tailed Gull

Comments: After wintering in northern Japan, only three Whooper Swan remain on Magitsutsumi after the majority have already left to return to their northern European breeding grounds. Of note, a single female Red-Breasted Merganser and a single pair of Greater Scaup amongst large numbers of Tufted Duck. Photographs to follow...

Link: map

2006 Japan Bird Count: 85 Species


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