Friday, 4 May 2012


Chitose, Hokkaido. 22th/Apr/2012.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

April cruise

I organized Tomakomai cruise, my first time held in April. Though I could not expect species observed in this time, it became good cruise.

Ancient Murrelet.

Hudreds of Short-tailed Shearwaters migrated to east.

Summer plumage of Long tail duck which is difficult to see in Hokkaido.

Flock of Velver Scoter. I could observe them at short range. Scoters are very timid, run away as soon as the boat approaches. Was it mating?

Tomakomai, Hokkaido. 22th/Apr/2012.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

April in campus

These photos are took in Hokkaido University. They will bleed in this campus.
 Stonechat - summer visitor.

A Brown-eared Bulbul fed on sap of Japanese White Birch.

I saw two pair of Madarin ducks.
Last year, one pair of it bled here. I hope chicks will be observe in June.

Other pair.

Sapporo, Hokkaido. 20th/Apr/2012

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Confusing female wigeon

A confusing female Wigeon was in flock of Eurasian Wigeon at Mukawa (left one).
It is seemed to be a female American wigeon.
The feature of American is grayish head and white wind flap. But I didn't see its wind flap...
A male American Wigeon stayed here one month ago. This female was looked paired with Eurasian Wigeon (right one). Is it Hybrid?

Right one is Eurasian and left one is pending individual.

Common Scoter.

Mukawa, Hokkaido. 14th/Apr/2012.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Japanese Crane

Japanese Crane!?

A man who came around here generally said two Japanese Cranes stayed in Mukawa.

Crows attacked Crane.

It will might be seen small cranes here in this summer....

Mukawa, Hokkaido. 14th/Apr/2012.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Redshank and more

A Common Redshank, though it bleeds in eastern Hokkaido, it is seen central Hokkaido scarcely, was in Mukawa, it was my first time to see here. I've seen it  about 8 year ago in Okinawa.

It fed on unknown things.

Little Linged Plover.

Mukawa, Hokkaido.  14th/Apr/2012.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Two Spotted Woodpeckers chased each other, competition of their territory?

Naganuma, Hokkaido. 14th/Apr/2012.