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An expat in smalltown Hokkaido. Bird photography keeps me sane.
An expat in smalltown Hokkaido. Bird photography keeps me sane.

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North Hokkaido 2018 #5
The grassland we visit every summer had its Siberian Rubythroats performing nicely............. As I said before were a touch late this year and there didn't seem to be as many or they weren't as active as usual. I still got some nice shots of this iconic b...
North Hokkaido 2018 #5
North Hokkaido 2018 #5
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North Hokkaido 2018 #4
On one grassland we found a family of  the local race ( taviana ) of Yellow Wagtails................ In Japan this species only breeds in north Hokkaido. I occasionally see them on passage near Hakodate............... I remember seeing them in Penwortham wh...
North Hokkaido 2018 #4
North Hokkaido 2018 #4
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North Hokkaido 2018 #2
We stayed on one of our favourite campsites in north Hokkaido for the 5th year in a row........... We had planned to stay there for 4 nights but due to England's unexpected World Cup run we had to change our plans a bit and only managed 2 nights there.........
North Hokkaido 2018 #2
North Hokkaido 2018 #2
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North Hokkaido 2018 #1
Not a good photo at all but this roadside Northern Hobby near Asahikawa was taken just after sunrise at the start of a short camping trip we just returned from. The weather wasn't great for most of the trip and we drove north through rain and dark skies. Ho...
North Hokkaido 2018 #1
North Hokkaido 2018 #1
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July begins............
July is generally the quietest month for birds in south Hokkaido............. We've also had a lot of rain the last week or so so I haven't done much birding. This afternoon we headed west............... There were 4 Cattle Egret near Kaminokuni. The Osprey...
July begins............
July begins............
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Slow time a comin'
The slow season is approaching. The weather forecast is awful the next week too and of course the World Cup is on (Germany-ha!)................ The Kentish Plovers were on their beach last Monday. There were 3 pairs actually (plus a Little-ringed Plover nea...
Slow time a comin'
Slow time a comin'
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Still there, still cute...........
The Red Fox family was still around last Sunday............. And still looking cute............ A quiet day birdwise but I did see 2 interesting things: an Intermediate Egret at Yakumo and a Tern (probably Whiskered Tern) very briefly seen in the distance a...
Still there, still cute...........
Still there, still cute...........
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Some June Ospreys
The regular besting site out west has produced 2 young this year................ It was very windy on Monday and my lens/teleconverter was playing up again so I couldn't get any shots of the young. The female did a couple of nice fly-bys at least..............
Some June Ospreys
Some June Ospreys
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Some more KPs
The Kentish Plovers were still watching over their young on Monday.................... They were difficult to get close to and very active. They occasionally stayed still............. Otherwise very quiet. The Great-crested Grebe was still on its nest in On...
Some more KPs
Some more KPs
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More gold in the gloom
The Narcissus Flycatchers were still in the park last Saturday.................... And it was a cold dark gloomy day too................... They had their beaks full feeding their young................................. We checked the same spot today (Monday...
More gold in the gloom
More gold in the gloom
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