April 12th, 2016
<Cape Nosattspu> By Eagle
Fair, Chilly north wind, 5℃.
There are at least 2 different sub-species of Pigeon Guillemot, which are very common around Nemuro Peninsula. One is "Cepphus columba snowi" and another is "Cepphus columba kaiurka".
The former has no white patches on its covers. The latter has rather bigger and pretty white patches on its covers. Today, both of them could be confirmed from the hide. They were both in breeding plumage, which were very beautiful. They also made me very happy for rather long time..
I have also confirmed 2 adult Red-faced Cormorants.
Red-faced Cormorant (ad.2)
White-tailed Sea Eagle（５）
Steller's Sea Eagle（１） ＊ young
Long-tailed Duck（６） ＊They all are in breeding ｐlumage.
Pigeon Guillemot（３） ＊snowi (br.1) kaiurka(br.2)
at 50m from the hide.