Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Chiba Port Park - the shore

By the harbour, a great number of the Great Scaups winter every year and now many of them have left for their breeding grounds in Siberia. A few dozen of them were still resting in the water quite close to the shore.

The males have a beautiful breeding plumage now with a bit of greenish sheen on their heads.

The three of them really got into foraging in the shallows, right by the human activities.

A lone Black-headed Gull (Yurikamomeユリカモメ) was near them, also picking something out of the shallows.

Cormorants (Kawauカワウ) were all out of water, drying and warming in the sun:)
 There were over 50 of them on the concrete blocks, some looked rather young and others were in breeding plumage.

On the little sandy area (I am not sure if I would call it a 'beach'...), people were clamming.

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