22 July 2014
One of the people I teach (not a birder) showed me a picture of some birds he'd taken on his iphone a couple of weeks ago. He wanted to know what they were. They were Hazel Grouse of various ages................!
This is a species I've never seen. He said there were about 30 of them and he gave me detailed directions of how to find them. It involved driving deep into the forested mountains on gravel roads. So off we went a couple of days ago to try and find them.................only to find the road was blocked and closed for the next 2 weeks.
Damn. So we went to one of the Japanese Green Pigeon places instead.
Several years ago another of my students showed me a picture of a bird she'd taken on the roof of her shop. A Long Eared Owl! Another one missing from my Japanese list................
Labels: Japanese Green Pigeon