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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)...
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Woodpeckers Hiding

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 17:21 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 18:00 by Otarujef
Trip #: 14
Date: Mon Apr 16, 2018
Place: Nagahashi Naebo Park, Otaru, Japan
Time: 7:30
Weather: Cloudy, cold.
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 Jay (Garrulus glandarius)*(2)
Japanese Tit (Parus minor)*(1)
Eurasian Siskin...
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My First Sparrowhawk

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 16:43 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 17:59 by Otarujef
Trip #: 13
Date: Wed Apr 11, 2018
Place: Bibai, Hokkaido Japan
Time: 14:30
Weather: Cold, sunny.
Equipment:
By eye.
Birds & number sighted*():
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)*(1)
eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53695833

This is my first sighting of a Sparrowhawk.
I saw it in flight as well as landing and perched
on a barren tree branch.

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Birds in the Snowy Cold

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 16:10 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 17:58 by Otarujef
Trip #: 12
Date: Tue Apr 10, 2018
Place: Katsunairinkai Park, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
Time: 15:00
Weather: Cold, snowing on and off.
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*():
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)*(4)
Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)*(2)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow...
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The Cormorant

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 15:56 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 17:58 by Otarujef
Trip #: 11
Date: Tue Apr 03, 2018
Place: Asari, Ishikari Bay, Hokkaido, Japan
Time: 14:30
Weather: Overcast.
Equipment:
By eye (same spot with binoculars on occasion)
Birds & number sighted*():
Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)*(2)
Japanese (Temminck's) Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus)*(10)
eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53698212

Quite a few Cormorants spotted....
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