The group trip to Lake Utonai had previously been cancelled. I decided to head out on my own to see what was out at the lake. It took a while by train, bus, and foot to get there, but still offered something to see. I missed the large event of birds by about a week (the time scheduled on March 15th). It being March 21st, Northern migration took the ducks to Miyajimanuma Pond, and the geese to the Wakkanai area. I did manage to get a few better shots of birds than i had previously.