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Birthday Birding

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 19:07 by Otarujef
Updated Friday 15th March 2019 at 05:07 by Otarujef
Trip #: 18
Date: Tue May 08, 2018
Place: Yoichi, Hokkaido, Japan
Time: 8:00
Weather: Sunny, hot.
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
5. Nikon "Monarch" 10x42 6
Birds & number sighted*():
Eastern Spot-billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)*(2)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)*(2)
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)*(3)
Japanese Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus)*(15+)
Gray Heron (Gray) (Ardea cinerea cinerea/jouyi)*(3+)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)*(12+)
White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos ssp. subcirrus)*(1)
Barn Swallow (Buff-bellied) (Hirundo rustica gutturalis/mandschurica)*(6+)
Siberian Stonechat (Stejneger's) (Saxicola maurus stejnegeri)*(1+)
Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)*(1)
Chestnut-cheeked (Starling Agropsar philippensis)*(1)
Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica)*(2)
Chestnut-eared Bunting (Emberiza fucata)*(1)
Black-faced Bunting (personata) (Emberiza spodocephala personata)*(1)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)*(2+)
Japanese Wagtail (Motacilla grandis)(2+)
eBird checklist w/map:

Took my Birthday, and spent the whole day out exploring the Yoichi River path, the tributary, and Cape Moire as well. A lot of new birds spotted. Many first. the Herons and Egrets were beautiful to see. Spotted a few Great Cormorants. Mostly Japanese Cormorants out. The Wagtails were very animated and playful. A good day!

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