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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th June 2018, 08:19
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Posted By Otarujef
:t::t::t: Thanks so much Grahame!

:t::t::t:
Thanks so much Grahame!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th June 2018, 08:18
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Otarujef
:t::t::t: Thanks so much Grahame!

:t::t::t:
Thanks so much Grahame!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th June 2018, 03:47
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Otarujef
maybe Chestnut-cheeked Starling?? (pics)

Hi!

This bird in Yoichi, Hokkaido, Japan - along the river - June 5th.
Looked thru my books, a little puzzled.
Maybe Chestnut-cheeked Starling??

Thanks for any help! :D

Jeff
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th June 2018, 03:41
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Otarujef
Bunting? if so which? (Pics)

Hi!

This bird in Yoichi, Hokkaido, Japan - along the river June 5th.
Looked thru my books couldn't figure exactly what I was seeing.
Maybe bunting?

Thanks for any help! :D

Jeff
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th May 2018, 18:07
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Otarujef
HTH Mac, Thank you so much for taking the time...

HTH Mac,

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I can understand much better, given what you are saying, and what i read in Brazil's book. I didn't have good enough pics before, but now...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th May 2018, 14:28
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Otarujef
Anyone have clarification? Thanks! Jeff :)

Anyone have clarification?

Thanks! Jeff :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th May 2018, 13:54
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Otarujef
Closeup Temminck (Japanese) Cormorant definitely?

Hi!
I manage to get good enough shots I think for Cormorants,
off the cape in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan.

Can anyone verify they are definitely Temminck's?
They appear to have the vertical yellow behind...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th May 2018, 05:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
Smile closeups of cormorants in this thread

I appreciate greatly all the insight
into understanding the differences between Cormorants. :t:

Here are a few closeups (the best i could get) of the Cormorants shown above if it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 17:25
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
Maybe fortunate enough if Hokkaido Stu has a...

Maybe fortunate enough if Hokkaido Stu has a chance to chime in on this one too. :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 16:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
second group of Cormorants from post #4

These were off the coast around the cape near the Otaru Aquarium.
Here is photos of them together.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 16:49
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
btw, the first set of Cormorants (1A,1B) were...

btw,
the first set of Cormorants (1A,1B) were located on coastal rocks near, Asari, Hokkaido on the sea of Japan. Only seen from the JR train, and not easily at all to access them, except perhaps by...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 16:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
so we just settle on "Comorants" for this one???...

so we just settle on "Comorants" for this one??? lol
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 16:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
oic

oic
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 16:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
"All the others look like Great to me, without...

"All the others look like Great to me, without any standing out as 'difficult'."
means they are easily identifiable as Great Cormorants, or you meant they are difficult to pin down?

the added photos...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 16:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
Glad you had fun tonight :D

Glad you had fun tonight :D
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 16:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
oh, you know about the 24 hour daylight and snow...

oh,
you know about the 24 hour daylight and snow in Hokkaido? lol
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 16:21
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
Hi! Thanks Mac! Actually I have lived 1 year in...

Hi!
Thanks Mac!
Actually I have lived 1 year in Tokyo and 10 years now in Otaru.
just recently got back into birding, then back in 1979.
I do have Mark Brazil's book, which is useful, but as you say...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 13:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
photos added

Here are some of the photos from today
with the lens I had. :D

Jeff :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 13:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
clarity of photos

Thanks Alex!

Actually I went out to another area today on a whim and found a few better photos, I THINK they are of the same varieties as the others posted above.
They tend to fly back and forth...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 04:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Otarujef
HELP! difference?Japanese and Great Cormorants

Hi!

I need help distinguishing if possible between the Japanese and Great Cormorant in 2 sets of 5 photos.

The first set (photos 1A,1B) was taken from a train off the coast of Asari, Hokkaido,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th April 2018, 18:02
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Otarujef
Looking again at the photos and remembering the...

Looking again at the photos and remembering the sun was hitting from the right,
could very well have lit up the throat or the as you said could be a stain.

Pg. 338 of Mark Brazil's book "Birds of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th April 2018, 17:34
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Otarujef
Hmmm...I see Thanks everyone! I will give it...

Hmmm...I see
Thanks everyone!
I will give it some more thought and study with your suggestions.
I will see if I can get out there again
and get some better photos and do a followup. :)
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th April 2018, 13:23
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Otarujef
Thanks Henning! That helps alot :D Thanks...

Thanks Henning! That helps alot :D

Thanks Simon! :D hahahaha I noticed that!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th April 2018, 13:20
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Otarujef
Sapporo Japan, April 17, what is it? (w\photos)

Hi!

I got a couple of pics for a bird i cannot seem to find in my books.
I was at the Hokkaido University Ono Pond in Sapporo about 10 am.
Sorry the photos aren't so great, but I hope it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th April 2018, 10:01
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Otarujef
how to locate a bird

Hi!

At this time here, there are quite a number of Great-spotted Woodpeckers.

I know the sound and could hear them, but wasn't sure the type of tree or level.

1. Is their a certain level (base,...
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