3 April 2014

Still here...........................


A male Crossbill in the park near my apartment this afternoon. One of only 2 left seemingly.................

The park is now snow free and not much rain so far this spring means it was full of kids so the Crossbills were pretty wary. The ground was absolutely littered with pinecones................

Not much else aroud, just a few Dusky Thrush.

8 comments:

  1. Cherry Blossoms are beginning to bloom in Niigata but rain is forecasted for the weekend. I hope I have a chance to find nice birds here. I'd like to find a crossbill.

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  2. Hi Russell, there has been a big influx of crossbills in north Japan this winter, you should check out local parks with pine trees......................

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  3. "Not real magpies"!!! made me laugh. Nice crossbills.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. I didn't even mention robins and wagtails yet...................

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    1. I'm surprised there has never been a crossbill based martial art. They could call it 'the way of the crossed mandible'..

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  5. Your blog is fantastic, so many great shots. I was in Tomokomai and Sapporo area of Hokkaido but saw very little bird life but was not so interested in birding then and stuck mostly to developed areas I suppose. I saw many more sparrows than what we get in the UK nowadays though. Was nice to see so many of the little birds.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Al. Actually even in urban areas there are lots of birds here in Hokkaido.............

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