More common than the Steller’s sea eagle, the white-tailed sea eagle is a very powerful bird of prey. White-tailed sea eagle, Pygargue à queue blanche (Haliaeetus albicilla)Hokkaido, Japan North island, January/February 2019.
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Steller’s sea eagle
This sea eagle is one of the largest bird of prey. Magestic in flight, armed with powerful talons and a mighty yellow beak, it may remind of the American bald eagle (or the African fish eagle), but it is a quite different species. You may want to see it actually fishing at sea. Steller’s sea…
Short-eared owl, Hibou des marais (Asio flammeus)Hokkaido, Japan North island, January/February 2019.
Black kite, Milan noir (Milvus migrans)Hokkaido, Japan North island, January/February 2019.
Blakiston’s fish owl
Let’s immediately start with the public admission that this beautiful night hunter was shot from a commercial and perfectly setup lookout (perfect from the photographic point of view, more rustic from the comfort point of view; But what do you expect when you come and visit to spend two full nights patiently waiting for this…
Ural owl (Ezo owl)
Ezo, the ancient name of the Hokkaido Island, has been kept locally to describe the Ural owl that is somewhat common in the North of the eurasian continent. Ural owl (Ezo owl), Chouette de l’Oural ou chouette d’Ezo (Strix uralensis)Hokkaido, Japan North island, January/February 2019.
Snow monkeys in the mountain
Those Japanese macaques should have suffered long ago from the violent assaults of the harsh winters from Hokkaido; They should have disappeared from these regions hostile to the small cercopithécidae (or “old world monkeys“). And still, they adapted. Specifically, they learned to warm themselves in the spa waters of always-warm springs created by the intense…
Its latin name could not make it more nippon than that: Cervus nippon. Sika deer, Cerf sika (Cervus nippon)Hokkaido, Japan North island, January/February 2019.