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Birds in the Snowy Cold

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 15:10 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 16:58 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)
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The Cormorant

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 14:56 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 16:58 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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Birds in the Rain

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 14:43 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 16:54 by Otarujef
Trip #: 11
Date: Fri Jan 12, 2018
Place: More Mesa Beach, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Time: 13:00
Weather: Cloudy, light to medium rain.
Equipment:
Binoculars.
Birds & number sighted*():
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia)*(1)
Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni)*(1)
California Gull (Larus californicus)*(1)
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)*(5)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)*(1)...
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Another Anna

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 14:34 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 16:53 by Otarujef
Trip #: 10
Date: Thu Jan 11, 2018
Place: Goleta, California, USA
Time: 9:00
Weather: Sunny, cool.
Equipment:
By eye.
Birds & number sighted*():
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)*(1)
eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53696922

Spotted in the backyard waterbath of a friend.
Regular visitor.

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First Herons

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 14:29 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 16:53 by Otarujef
Trip #: 8
Date: Wed Jun 14, 2017
Place: Naie, Hokkaido Japan
Time: 14:30
Weather: Sunny.
Equipment:
By eye.
Birds & number sighted*():
Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea)*(3)
eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53695995

Excited for the first chance
to see these Herons.
This is my first encounter
with this family of birds.
They were feeding in the rice fields.
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