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Hello again Bird Forum (1 Viewer)

It's been nearly a year since I posted anything here, in fact my last postings were just before the earthquake that devastated northern Japan. I had been along the coastline of Ibaraki Prefecture watching sea birds just a few weeks prior to the quake-tsunami. I have yet to return to see the damage.

Aside from the earthquake, 2011 was a good year for me. I was able to visit Thailand twice (once to the southern isthmus and once up north) and added over 100 new birds to my life list. Closer to home, I also finally ticked the Copper Pheasant though I still don't have decent photos of it!

2012 has started off good with the birth of my granddaughter on Jan 14th. I also ticked the Okinawa Rail & Woodpecker as well as Saunder's Gull on my recent trip to Okinawa.
March will find me up to Hokkaido again, May I'm off to Taiwan and another trip to Thailand is in the works for October. I should reach my goal of 150 lifers for the year!

I've got plenty of catching up to do with my photo postings and looking at all of your wonderful photos.

Nice to "be back"!

Kind regards,



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And great to have you returning to the fold.

I know at the time of the tsunami I was always wondering how the BF members in Japan were.

Well done on becoming a grandad and your bird count.

You are probably already aware of it but have you checked out Hokkaido Stu web site.


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Hello Stu,

Thanks for the well wishes. I will be visiting Hokkaido in mid March (Notsuke/Nemuro). I hope the fish owl, eagles and cranes still be around then. I've also been after the Black Woodpecker, any spots you know of in that area for it?

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