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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
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First BIG Crows

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 15:12 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 17:52 by Otarujef
Trip #: 7
Date: Tue Jun 06, 2000
Place: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Time: 13:00
Weather: Sunny
Equipment:
By eye
Birds & number sighted*():
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)*(2)
Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos/C. japonensis)*(5)
eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53696097

Seen while sitting in the front square of
JR Shinjuku east exit.
Very big large-billed crows. ...
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Life List

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 14:49 by Otarujef
01. Black-billed Magpie- Pica hudsonia
02. Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
03. American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
04. Common Raven - Corvus corax
05. Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus
06. California Condor - Gymnogyps californianus
07. Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
08. Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
09. Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta
10. Steller's Jay - Cyanocitta stelleri...
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Lots of Hummers

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 14:17 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 17:51 by Otarujef
Trip #: 6
Date: Mon Jun 15, 1987
Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Time: 13:00
Weather: Sunny, cool.
Equipment:
By eye.
Birds & number sighted*():
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)*(1)
Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)*(1)
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus/sasin)*(1)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)*(1)
eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53697052
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Jay Day

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 14:07 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 17:51 by Otarujef
Trip #: 5
Date: Tue Jun 03, 1980
Place: Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground, Big Sur, California, USA
Time: 13:00
Weather: Sunny, clear.
Equipment:
By eye.
Birds & number sighted*():
Steller's Jay (Coastal) (Cyanocitta stelleri)*(3)
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)*(1)
eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53697157

Family outing.
These Jays were quite tame and animated....
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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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