Japan 160203 Boat tour Rausu - Flight to Tokyo

Japan 160122-160204
Bird Photography trip

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Breakfast at 06.00 and ready to leave at 7.00h. I asked for help with my baggage because my legs was still wobbly from the cramp and I was on the second floor without a lift. Bus loaded with luggage and traveler´s and being waved of by the staff we headed for the harbor in Rausu. We were to board a boat for photographing eagles out on the ocean. And of course they brought breakfast for the eagles.
When we were out they stopped the boat and started to throw fish overboard. And soon enough we had eagles all over the place. Both kinds of sea eagles. But most of them were the Stellar´s Sea Eagle, the mighty bird. It is really a powerful bird. The rising sun was beautiful but who had time for that? There was eagles all around us. 

It was cold so the small heating pads was good to have in the boots and mittens. We moved the boat a little now and then so you have to be close to the fences for support. The floor too was slippery here and there. So, support was good. So, no crossing of floors if not necessary. 

From the beginning we were supposed to photograph eagles on ocean ice, but there was no ice so we were taken to the high pier instead. Looked kind of cool with all the birds on the top of the snowy pier. 

After about 2h we were done and was back on land boarding the bus that would take us down to Akan Tancho no Sato, the Crane sanctuary again. Due to the changes in plans we had time to visit the beautiful cranes again. We were there at 14.00h when they fed the birds with fish but today they landed the fish on the wrong place, so, not that much fuss among the eagles and cranes to our disappointment. But there was some fun with the fox.

lift off
  a fox payed a visit.

 A sea eagle steels the fish

After that we had to go to the airport for a trip back to Tokyo and the last night in Japan. Same hotel as before at the domestic part of the airport. We had time for dinner before takeoff at 20,10. Landed in Tokyo 22,00 just in time for bed. On the floor

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  1. Beautiful. I loved the sequence of shots.

  2. It sounds like a really great trip and the eagles and cranes are very beautiful birds. Great photos.

  3. You seem to have had a great trip! The fox visiting the cranes was a great event to catch in your camera:)

  4. Hello, awesome birds and sighting. I would like to see the eagle and the cranes.
    Have a great day!

  5. Fabulous bird shots! I love the little fox sneaking up on them.

  6. Just wow!!! Very impressive.

  7. I love these shots ... I want to say especially the ___ but,it is really especially all of them. Love the little Fox ... did he ever get any of the fish? This trip has been most enjoyable from here. I can't imagine what it must have been like to be there. Love them all, Monica ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  8. The Sea Eagle is wonderful! Loved seeing the fox too. What is he up to? :-)

  9. Amazing pics, NF!

    I'm glad I don't get cold, you did it for us!

  10. All I can say is....MAGNIFICENT!!! Wow, this trip and your tour to find birds has been breathtaking.

    Thanks for stopping by to add your post link to today's I'd Rather B Birdin' linking tool. Much appreciated as always.


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