17 July 2018

On this day (July 17th)................................


July 17th 2014.

A Wryneck near Monbetsu 4 years ago today.

One of the more interesting summer visitors to Hokkaido and one that can be difficult to photograph. This was one of a pair nesting in a very public place. The tree stump has since been removed though...............

16 July 2018

North Hokkaido 2018 #5


The grassland we visit every summer had its Siberian Rubythroats performing nicely.............


14 July 2018

North Hokkaido 2018 #2


We stayed on one of our favourite campsites in north Hokkaido for the 5th year in a row...........

13 July 2018

North Hokkaido 2018 #1


Not a good photo at all but this roadside Northern Hobby near Asahikawa was taken just after sunrise at the start of a short camping trip we just returned from.

The weather wasn't great for most of the trip and we drove north through rain and dark skies. Hobby is always a nice bird to see though and one I rarely get to photograph.

More posts to follow after I sort through my photos.

12 July 2018

On this day (July 12th).........................


July 12th 2015

A Lanceolated Warbler at Mukawa 3 years ago today. This species isn't found near Hakodate: this may be the nearest place it breeds. It was a lifer at the time although I've seen some since.............

10 July 2018

On this day (July 10th)...............


July 10th 2011.

A Chinese (Swinhoes) Egret in Kikonai 7 years ago today.

Not a good photo, this is pretty much a 100% crop but it does show a bit of a rarity. It remains the only one I've ever seen in my life.............

2 July 2018

28 June 2018

Slow time a comin'


The slow season is approaching. The weather forecast is awful the next week too and of course the World Cup is on (Germany-ha!)................

26 June 2018

Some June Ospreys


The regular nesting site out west has produced 2 young this year................


22 June 2018

18 June 2018

More gold in the gloom


The Narcissus Flycatchers were still in the park last Saturday....................


17 June 2018

Summer begins..........


Despite the cool temperatures it is definitely summer in the birding world............


16 June 2018

On this day (June 16th)..........


June 16th 2014.

A female Ural Owl in Onuma 4 years ago today. I don't often see adults except in their roosting holes (and I haven't found such a hole for a couple of years anyway). This one was watching ovver its fledglings high in the trees.........
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