Sunday, January 16, 2011

Kagoshima Birds.

Beside the marathon in Ibusuki, the trip to Kagoshima prefecture was also made to score s some special bird sightings.
The first stop was made at Izumi, the winter resting area for cranes.

Too bad we couldn’t come closer to their feeding grounds as the ill famous bird flu was in the air. Basically the whole area around the crane center is off-limits, but as you can see from the pictures we were able to see them well enough.
The other stop was at Sendai where we spotted the Spotted (!) Eagle. This beauty comes here already for 19 winters, so he’s a local hero. We were very lucky as the weather was perfect, little wind and a blueblue sky.

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