In Akanehama, one of the good birdwatching spots for the wintering birds, many birds have already arrived as expected.
Greater Scaup (Suzugamoスズガモ)
Great Crested Grebe (Kammuri-kaitsuburiカンムリカイツブリ)
Under the ugly concrete breakwater blocks, an underwater stream was coming out and a lots of ducks and other birds seemed to be having a feast.
A lone Great Egret (Daisagiダイサギ) was stretching his neck.
I'd never seen an egret hunting in such an agile manner!
A Vega Gull (Segurokamomeセグロカモメ) found a lucky snack!
Sanderlings (Miyubishigiミユビシギ) appreciated the small sandy 'beach' area.
I expected to see more Cormorants (Kawauカワウ) but this one was the only one on that day.
Wintering birds were found on land as well.
Daurian Redstart (Jobitakiジョウビタキ) female
Bull-headed Shrike (Mozuモズ) male
More and more wintering birds will be arriving and some will stay in this area. I'd like to go back there in a month or so to see if I can find new arrivals.