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.
Mallard, Canard colvert (Anas platyrhynchos)Hokkaido, Japan North island, January/February 2019.
You’ve got to love the clown bird, the Atlantic puffin! Nice black and white plumage, but all the colors of the world on the bill and the eye. Serious and totally funky! Atlantic Puffin, Macareux moine (Fratercula arctica)Scotland, May 2018.
A few birds from all species, but all found in Scotland… Scotland, May 2018.
One of the most beautiful sea birds, long hunted by seamen, today protected but their colonies are still quite unusual. One of them is on Bass Rock. Northern Gannet, Fou de Bassan (Morus bassanus)Scotland, May 2018.
Greylag goose, Oie cendrée (Anser anser)Scotland, May 2018.
Northern Fulmar, Fulmar boréal (Fulmarus glacialis)Scotland, May 2018.
Instead of dancing and showing off (while his red bill could allow it), this common tern male had caught a nice silvery fish to go and gift it to his bride. What the photos do not show: The female was obviously interested, but the gentle male did not find her so attractive when he met…
Black-headed Gull, Mouette rieuse (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)Scotland, May 2018.