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Flycatcher Fever

Posted Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 23:09 by armadillo
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My vote goes to the Tyrant Flycatchers as just about the nicest birds anyone could hope to meet. Standing in their presence provides them with a perfect excuse to fly close and perch on a nearby tree.

Many species regularly frequent residential areas and consequently do not spook easily in the presence of humans. Don't expect them around the feeder because they're mostly insectivores.

Experience tells me they tend to act a bit...
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My Birding Day

Posted Friday 17th May 2019 at 20:07 by fixer
Updated Friday 17th May 2019 at 20:18 by fixer
Had three days up at RSPB Leighton Moss, and got a few picture to show.

These are from the 13th May 2019
Best ever sighting of a Bittern and its only took me over 25 yeas to get some and the best I have ever seen them.


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Birding in Cajamarca: the Cajamarca valley

Posted Friday 15th March 2019 at 15:07 by WilsonDiaz
Birding in Cajamarca: the Cajamarca valley



By Wilson Diaz.
www.greentours.com.pe


This is the second entry of the series "Birding in Cajamarca". In this occasion, I will focus on the valley that surrounds the capitol city of the region: the Cajamarca valley.

The city of Cajamarca is located in the middle of a fertile valley,...
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Ebisu Island

Posted Friday 15th March 2019 at 06:37 by Otarujef
Updated Friday 15th March 2019 at 08:24 by Otarujef
Trip #: 23
Date: Wed Mar 13, 2019
Place: Ebisu Island, Hariusucho, Hokkaido, Japan
Time: 13:38
Weather: Light snow, cold.
Equipment:
By eye.
Birds & number sighted*():
Japanese Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus)*(15+)
eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53758433

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First Encounter With a Large Group of Birders.

Posted Friday 15th March 2019 at 06:14 by Otarujef
Trip #: 22
Date: Sun Mar 10, 2019
Place: Maruyama Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Time: 9:00
Weather: Sunny, cold.
Equipment:
1. Nikon D90 w/ multibattery pack
2. Bower 500mm Mirror lens F6.3
3. Nikon "Monarch" 10x42 6
Birds & number sighted*():
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)*(4)(i.e. 2 male/female pairs)
Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)*(5)
Japanese Tit (Parus minor)*(1)
Brown-eared Bulbul...
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