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*Hokkaido Jeff's Birding Blog*

A simple blog of birds
I find along my travels
solo and with other birding friends in Hokkaido.
As well,
notes on sightings and fun along the way.


MY PRESENT GEAR:

Camera:
1. Nikon D90 w/ multibattery pack

Lenses:
1. Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR
2. Bower 500mm Mirror lens F6.3
3. Additional 2x teleconverter for Bower

Binoculars & Scopes:
1. Nikon "Monarch" 10x42 6
2. Olympus RCII 10x21 5.1
3. GoSky spotting scope 15-45x60mm F340mm
4. Spotting scope cellphone photo attachment

Books I use:

1. Birds of East Asia (Mark Brazil)
2. Field Guide to the Birds of Japan (Takuya Shonai/Takahide Mizutani)
3. A Handy Guidebook to Birds of Hokkaido (Koichi Ohashi)
4. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-East Asia (Tadao Shimba)

Apps & Sites I use:
1. birdforum.net
2. ebird.org and app for in the field.
3. birdeye app for location of birds near me.
4. avibase
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Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 18:08 by Otarujef
Trip #: 15
Date: Tue Apr 17, 2018
Place: Ono Pond, University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan
Time: 8:30
Weather: Cloudy, cool.
Equipment:
1. Nikon D90 w/ multibattery pack
2. Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR
3. Bower 500mm Mirror lens F6.3
4. Olympus RCII 10x21 5.1
Birds & number sighted*():
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)*(2)
Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)*(1)
Brown-eared Bulbul (Hypsipetes amaurotis)*(2)
eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53695689

Mallards spotted are male and female pair.
First time spotting a Nuthatch and a Bulbul.
Even a few new birds can be quite exciting to experience!

Jeff
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