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2 species of Spoonbill!
On Tuesday afternoon I was very surprised to find both east Asian Spoonbill species on a beach to the west of town..................... The top one is a Black Faced Spoonbill and the bottom one is a Eurasian Spoonbill. I've seen both of them in Hokkaido but...
On Tuesday afternoon I was very surprised to find both east Asian Spoonbill species on a beach to the west of town..................... The top one is a Black Faced Spoonbill and the bottom one is a Eurasian Spoonbill. I've s...
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Japanese Robin
A male Japanese Robin to the north of Hakodate, a bird I'd never photographed before..............until this Tuesday morning. This is a fairly common summer visitor to Hokkaido and is mainly a passage migrant in our neck of the woods. Unlike Ruropean Robins...
A male Japanese Robin to the north of Hakodate, a bird I'd never photographed before..............until this Tuesday morning. This is a fairly common summer visitor to Hokkaido and is mainly a passage migrant in our neck of t...
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Monday morning blues
A male Blue and White Flycatcher and a male Narcissus Flycatcher, 2 of the most striking summer visitors to Hokkaido. We were on the east coast early in the morning (where these 2 photos were taken) and Onuma this afternoon. The forests were full of summer ...
A male Blue and White Flycatcher and a male Narcissus Flycatcher, 2 of the most striking summer visitors to Hokkaido. We were on the east coast early in the morning (where these 2 photos were taken) and Onuma this afternoon. ...
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Saunders Gull
It's the time of year when rarities often appear and yesterday I found one. Well, a local rarity. Saunders Gull are rare this far north, this is only the second one I've seen in Hokkaido. the last one was an immature several years ago but as you can see thi...
It's the time of year when rarities often appear and yesterday I found one. Well, a local rarity. Saunders Gull are rare this far north, this is only the second one I've seen in Hokkaido. the last one was an immature several ...
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Small birds on a rainy day
Siskin and Coal Tit from yesterday................ A very dark rainy day and not much evidence of migrants except lots of Dusky Thrush and lots of Siskins. the latter seemed to be everywhere. This species has been very common in south Hokkaido this winter/s...
Siskin and Coal Tit from yesterday................ A very dark rainy day and not much evidence of migrants except lots of Dusky Thrush and lots of Siskins. the latter seemed to be everywhere. This species has been very common...
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Crossbill and sakura
A Crossbill in the cherry blossoms in the local park yesterday morning............ I was hoping to get a few flycatcher, warbler and thrush species but they were hardly any passage migrants at all in the local park and along the river, Just common stuff lik...
A Crossbill in the cherry blossoms in the local park yesterday morning............ I was hoping to get a few flycatcher, warbler and thrush species but they were hardly any passage migrants at all in the local park and along ...
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Ujihodai #2
Some more common local species feeding on the maggots and insects in the rotting seafood detritus last Saturday................. Siberian Stonechats nest in the grass nearby................this male isn't in full breeding plumage yet. Reed Buntings also nes...
Some more common local species feeding on the maggots and insects in the rotting seafood detritus last Saturday................. Siberian Stonechats nest in the grass nearby................this male isn't in full breeding plu...
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Some shots from Yakumo last Saturday................ Near where we parked was an area used for processing seafood. The ground is a mix of sand. silt, mud. rotting seafood and birds**t. It is full of insects and maggots which provided a bonanza for these Red...
Some shots from Yakumo last Saturday................ Near where we parked was an area used for processing seafood. The ground is a mix of sand. silt, mud. rotting seafood and birds**t. It is full of insects and maggots which ...
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Some April waders.........
Only a few passage waders around, so here is a summer visitor and a winter visitor from Sunday............. Little Ringed Plovers are summer visitors and common breeders in Hokkaido. A pair were feeding very close to our car................ This was a small...
Only a few passage waders around, so here is a summer visitor and a winter visitor from Sunday............. Little Ringed Plovers are summer visitors and common breeders in Hokkaido. A pair were feeding very close to our car...
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A blue start to the day
A long long day started in a park to the north of Hakodate................... It was very cold, in fact there was a lot of fresh snow on the mountaintops and there were warnings for motorists driving on the mountain passes. The wind was a bitterly cold NW.....
A long long day started in a park to the north of Hakodate................... It was very cold, in fact there was a lot of fresh snow on the mountaintops and there were warnings for motorists driving on the mountain passes. T...
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Nice weather for ducks...........
It was raining on the eastern coast all day today.................. Typical. Just as I start a bit of a holiday too................ This Mandarin drake was at the side of a mountain road next to a small pond. And this pair of Harlequin Ducks were in one of ...
It was raining on the eastern coast all day today.................. Typical. Just as I start a bit of a holiday too................ This Mandarin drake was at the side of a mountain road next to a small pond. And this pai...
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A tired Diver
The tired/injured Red Throated diver was still in the same place in the west of town on Monday.............. It looked slightly healthier. I think it did anyway. Very nice light, the weather has been beautiful the last few days and the cherry blossoms are o...
The tired/injured Red Throated diver was still in the same place in the west of town on Monday.............. It looked slightly healthier. I think it did anyway. Very nice light, the weather has been beautiful the l...
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