When All Your Ducks Line Up …


Obviously a very auspicious day to fly from Tokyo to Kushiro in eastern Hokkaido. First we have to drive from the mountains of central Honshu to Tokyo. This takes us via Suwa, home of the Seiko watch, and Lake Suwa which provides some nice views of waterfowl. The sleepy heads above are Common Pochard and below we have …

Eurasian Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Northern Pintail

and there were plenty of Tufted Ducks, some Mergansers and a Smew or two. And a very sleepy swan …

Tundra Swan
Tundra Swan

We were blessed with good views of Mount Fuji as we passed by …


and the Tokyo traffic was, on this occasion, very cooperative.

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