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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
Fun Group Outings Group or get together planned outings.
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Birds in the Rain

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 15:43 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 17:54 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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Mount Pinos Condors

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 13:25 by Otarujef
Trip #: 4
Date: Sat Jun 16, 1979
Place: Mount Pinos Peak, Los Padres National Forest, California, USA
Time: 11:00
Weather: Sunny, warm, clear.
Equipment:
Binoculars.
Birds & number sighted*():
California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)*(2)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)*(3)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)*(1)
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)*(1)
eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53697385...
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