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It's a cuckoo sp and suppression!

Posted Tuesday 18th September 2007 at 00:59 by lostinjapan
Well most of the weekend was a right off, due to the intermittent heavy downpours.

Managed to get out of bed early today, with the prospect of finding something in the grounds of Hiroshima Castle, before going to work.

I slogged around the inner circle of the castle, but only saw 2 Narcissus Flycatcher for my troubles.

Seems the winds were all wrong. I was just about to give up hope when I flushed a cuckoo sp from cover. I saw it several times after...
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back to normal..well almost

Posted Sunday 16th September 2007 at 07:17 by lostinjapan
Well after such a humdinger of a weekend...I sonehow knew the rest of the week would be an anticlimax..well almost.

On Tuesday, I got a mail telling me that a Greay's Grasshopper Warbler had be found by my friernd Sumida-san at Hiroshima Castle. Unfortunately,

I was unable to go that day and the next morning the skies were clear, so I knew I was going to be in for disappointment.

The warbler was nowhere to be found, and the only birds of note were...
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Wader weekend...chasing the a mythical bird

Posted Thursday 13th September 2007 at 23:08 by lostinjapan
Well I'd been jealous of Tokyo birders getting crippling views of Spoon-billed Sandpiper down to a few yards and having heard that 4 birds had turned up along with a host of other goodies in Fukuokoa I decided to make an early morning Shink visit to said city.

A slighty overcast morning saw me get off the train, walk a coupla of k's across a new bridge over Fukuoka Bay to the newly completed artificial island.

The only birds of note on the way were a lone Eurasian Curlew...
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