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Forum: Japan Sunday 16th January 2011, 08:32
Replies: 19
Views: 9,055
Posted By Charles Harper
Hi David, Sorry, no chance for the sea eagle,...

Hi David,

Sorry, no chance for the sea eagle, though you can see White-tailed Eagles. But here are lots of good breeding birds in Hokkaido Gray's, Middendorf's and Lanceolated Warblers, Sakhalin...
Forum: Lists Thursday 6th May 2010, 12:36
Replies: 635
Views: 63,067
Posted By Charles Harper
My Japan list sits at a miserable 116...because I...

My Japan list sits at a miserable 116...because I spent most of April in Papua chasing BoPs! Well, there's still some spring left.
Forum: Japan Thursday 11th February 2010, 07:30
Replies: 19
Views: 9,055
Posted By Charles Harper
I still don't know how to edit old posts, so I'll...

I still don't know how to edit old posts, so I'll use this one to tell you the current address of our website, BIRDS OF JAPAN (http://kantorilode.webring.com/). I suppose you are already aware that...
Forum: Japan Thursday 11th February 2010, 07:24
Replies: 17
Views: 38,217
Posted By Charles Harper
Since I still haven't figured out how to edit old...

Since I still haven't figured out how to edit old posts, here is the newest link to our BIRDS OF JAPAN (http://kantorilode.webring.com/) website.
Forum: Lists Friday 23rd October 2009, 13:56
Replies: 502
Views: 32,221
Posted By Charles Harper
Well sorry, I'm not keeping up very consistently...

Well sorry, I'm not keeping up very consistently here. Our latest rarity, a Western Sandpiper, had all the Tokyo photographers out, and brought my Japan year list to 203 at the end of September.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 16th October 2009, 14:28
Replies: 31
Views: 4,989
Posted By Charles Harper
None of the above seem to be field guides. I...

None of the above seem to be field guides. I still have my first field guide: 'Bird Guide - Water Birds, Game Birds, and Birds of Prey East of the Rockies' by Chester A. Reed (1926). Not so old,...
Forum: Japan Thursday 9th July 2009, 12:13
Replies: 17
Views: 38,217
Posted By Charles Harper
Hi &, There are some more open areas. You should...

Hi &,

There are some more open areas. You should be able to take decent photos along the track at spots. HERE (http://www.city.hachioji.tokyo.jp/languages/english/sightseeing/mt_takao.html) are...
Forum: Japan Sunday 14th June 2009, 02:05
Replies: 17
Views: 38,217
Posted By Charles Harper
Glad you had some success, Stu. Yes, the Hwamei...

Glad you had some success, Stu. Yes, the Hwamei obviously enjoy Japan and are spreading rapidly in the area, as are Pekin Robins.
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Friday 15th May 2009, 07:04
Replies: 7
Views: 12,968
Posted By Charles Harper
. Unfortunately, your link now leads to a...

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Unfortunately, your link now leads to a delisted product, rockfowl.

I've been mulling over the laser pointers at Laserglow ( http://www.laserglow.com/index.php?portable ) and Wicked Lasers (...
Forum: Lists Thursday 7th May 2009, 12:50
Replies: 502
Views: 32,221
Posted By Charles Harper
. Good to see that everyone's out and counting,...

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Good to see that everyone's out and counting, not sitting at home with a beer watching MLB.

Did I post after we went to Malaysia? Can't remember. Anyway, in spite of that hiatus, I finished...
Forum: Lists Sunday 5th April 2009, 10:32
Replies: 502
Views: 32,221
Posted By Charles Harper
End of the First Quarter

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As at 31 March 2009, my Japan year list stands at 141, with highlights gleaned from a trip to Arasaki, Kyushu, where I added Hooded, Sandhill, White-naped, Common and Siberian White Cranes.

I'm a...
Forum: Lists Sunday 4th January 2009, 02:00
Replies: 502
Views: 32,221
Posted By Charles Harper
2009 in Japan

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I spent the New Years' holiday on the Pacific coast of central Honshu and totted up 87 species. This is a good start to the year-- about average for my New Years' effort. I won't you bore you...
Forum: Japan Sunday 28th December 2008, 04:53
Replies: 19
Views: 9,055
Posted By Charles Harper
. Sorry I missed your post, David. As you have...

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Sorry I missed your post, David. As you have by now discovered, the Kyushu cranes have usually left by early/mid March.
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Forum: Japan Sunday 28th December 2008, 04:48
Replies: 1
Views: 1,182
Posted By Charles Harper
. Double-posting makes me wonder whether I should...

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Double-posting makes me wonder whether I should bother answering here. Unless it was an escapee, what you saw was a Grey Heron.
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Forum: Japan Sunday 28th December 2008, 04:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By Charles Harper
. Since this thread is entitled 'Japanese FG...

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Since this thread is entitled 'Japanese FG Info', it really needs an update.

At January 2009, there is now available 'A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and NE Asia' by Tadai Shinba...
Forum: Lists Tuesday 16th December 2008, 01:35
Replies: 621
Views: 36,950
Posted By Charles Harper
Kanto Year List

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I didn't bird outside central Honshu at all this year, and with the last month winding to a close, I doubt I'll add anything more to 2008, which now stands at 188 species.

This year's highlights: ...
Forum: Japan Monday 15th December 2008, 02:23
Replies: 17
Views: 38,217
Posted By Charles Harper
. Hi, Mikkel, Thanks for the feedback. I'll make...

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Hi, Mikkel,

Thanks for the feedback. I'll make repairs. Emendations are always welcome. As for the stints-- little chance of anything but Red-necked. A few overwinter. Any other stint would...
Forum: Lists Thursday 3rd January 2008, 10:09
Replies: 621
Views: 36,950
Posted By Charles Harper
. A weak start. In an area I usually get closer...

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A weak start. In an area I usually get closer to a hundred species in the first couple of days of the year, I only got 75 this year. Beautiful weather-- clear, crisp and sunny-- on this side of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th December 2006, 21:41
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By Charles Harper
. Stuart, that's great-- so the white border to...

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Stuart, that's great-- so the white border to the mask evidently persists through the ages and sexes. Thanks so much. Now all I have to do is find the bird (one was reported in the area last...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th December 2006, 05:14
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By Charles Harper
Eurasian and Chinese Penduline Tits

Does anyone have IDing experience of the two (allo)species?

I cannot seem to find comparative text on the internet or in my sparse library. I have looked at a number of web photos (including Adey...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 1st September 2006, 12:34
Replies: 15
Views: 2,156
Posted By Charles Harper
There is also a field guide to the birds of...

There is also a field guide to the birds of northeast Asia coming out sometime in the not too distant future. Japan, Asiatic Russia, Korea-- who knows what all is included. I have no more details...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 31st August 2006, 13:35
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By Charles Harper
. It should make a good cross-reference, at...

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It should make a good cross-reference, at least, for tracking one species from field guide to field guide. And obviously it is a Quixotic quest. The question is, should I order one, or are the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd July 2006, 13:38
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By Charles Harper
. Hi Steve, Yes, back for a bit, lured over by...

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Hi Steve,

Yes, back for a bit, lured over by the bookstore opening. Looks like you're moving up in the world-- Gallery Mod! Right up your alley; I'm sure you're doing a bang-up job of it.

I did...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd July 2006, 06:36
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By Charles Harper
. PS: Yes, the species seems to have a wide...

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PS: Yes, the species seems to have a wide range DOWN THERE (http://www.owlpages.com/owls.php?genus=Athene&species=cunicularia).
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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd July 2006, 06:32
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By Charles Harper
From the cream eyebrows, certainly-- unless there...

From the cream eyebrows, certainly-- unless there are similar sibling species that far south.
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