26 May 2012

I'm off for a while

I'm off for 9 days from tomorrow: a round Hokkaido trip going to the north and east. 6 nights in a tent, 2 nights of luxury in nice hotels at the end. The trip is to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.

No internet access anywhere and I haven't jumped on the smartphone bandwagon yet (although I expect to next time my phone needs replacing) so my contact with the outside world and any blog updating will be with the crappy i-mode browser on my notsosmartbutalittlebitdumbphone. I may not be able to acknowledge any replies..........

We haven't been this way in spring since 2008 when the above Siberian Rubythroat was showing nicely on the Ohotsk coast, hopefully I'll get some nice photos and see some new birds in the next week and a half. 

Not much in town the last week, I had a look at the ricefields but all I could find were 4 Pacific Golden Plover and a few Great Egret/Night Heron plus more Grey Tailed Tattler on the coast. A distant Osprey was a nice window tick but the only noteworthy birds nearer my apartment now seem to be Reed Cheeked Starling and Oriental Red Warbler......................


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  1. Great rubythroat photo and enjoy your trip.

  2. Congratulations on your tenth wedding anniversary.Have a good trip.See you when you get back!!

    Lovely photo!

  3. Enjoy the tent and look forward to the luxury Stu. Think I'll stick to me old Nokia and Tesco calls but i can see the attraction of a Smartphone - the phones may be smart but users like me may not live up to the expectation of the makers.

  4. Can't wait to see loads of great photos from this trip!


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