Sunday, 31 May 2009

Asian Parti-colored Bat

16/Apr/2009 Tomakomai,Hokkaido

I accidentally found this bat, Asian Parti-colored Bat: Vespertilio sinensis.

I released this bad after taking several photos.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Chestnut-Cheeked Starling

Teuri Island, Hokkaido, 17/May/2009
Chestnut-Cheeked Starling sucked syrup of Japanese plum.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Teuri Island

A record of birding in Teuri Island, Hokkaido on 16-17, May, 2009.
Though Only lifer for me was got (Chestnut-Flanked White-Eye; red marked), several rare species were observed in this trip (green marked).
Swinhoe's Robin was my lifer, but I couldn't observe.

I was tired to translate Japanese names to English names.

Red-Throated Diver, Black-Throated Diver, Pacific Diver, White-Billed Diver, Sttoty Shearwater, Temminck's Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Intermediate Egret, Harlequin Duck, Red-Breasted Merganser, Black-Eared Kite, Pregrine Falcon, Common Greenshank, Grey-Tailed Tattler, Common Sandpiper, Latham's Snipe, Red-Necked Phalarope, Slaty-Backed Gull, Glaucous Gull, Black-Tailed Gull, Spectacled Guillemot, Ancient Murrelet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Oriental Turtle Dove, Oriental Cuckoo, Pacific Swift, Eurasian Wryneck, Great Spotted Woodpecker, White Wagtail, Olive-Backed Pipit, Brown-Eared Bulbul, Bull-Headed Shrike, (Swinhoe's Robin), Siberian Rubythroat, Siberian Blue Robin, Siberian Stonechat, Japanese Thrush, Eyebrowed Thrush, Brown-Headed Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Japanese Bush Warbler, Yeallow-Browed Warbler, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Goldcrest, Narcissus Flycatcher, Blue-and-White Flycatcher, Red-Breasted Flycatcher, Grey-Streaked Flycatcher, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Chestnut-Flanked White-Eye, Japanese White-Eye, Black-Faced Bunting, Brambling, Oriental Greenfinch, Eurasian Siskin, Long-Tailed Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Tree Sparrow, Chestnut-Cheeked Starling, Carrion Crow, Large-Billed Crow

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Rhinoceros Auklet

Teuri island 17/may/2009

I went to Teuri island to see birds migration and Rhinoceros Auklet.

About three hundled thousands pairs bleed in this island.

At the morning, 2:00 A.M., they are out of nest to hunt their prey.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Long-tailed Rose Finch

05/may/2009 Syakotan, Hokkaido

They ate flower of Fuki.
I didn't know whether they were couple, other male one fed around here and two males fed on this food side by side.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Steller Sea Lion

Ishikari, Hokkaido, 4/may/2009

Steller Sea Lions come Hokkaido at spring.

They hunt herring at night and sleep on cay at daytime.
There were about 40 on the same cay, though some cays were found around here.

They were seemed to be very sleepy.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Brown eared bulbul

Brown-eared Bulbul(Hypsipetes amaurotis) is very common speicies in Japan.

So, many birders don't see this species hardly.

This species is said to have eight subspecies in Japan.

This photo's one is the most common subspecies: H.a.amaurotis.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Begin a weblog

I start a new weblog for animal watching; Mammals, Birds, reptiles, and Amphibians.

I am a Japanese, but this blog is written by English to train English writing.

I live in Hokkaido, Japnan. So I'll bring up animals in Hokkaido mainly.

Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris orientis, subspecies in Hokkaido, Japan.