Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Sand Martin

Sand martins (Riparia riparia ) breed in coast around Sapporo.

They nest at hollows of sand cliffs on sanddunes.

Photo in Sapporo, Hokkaido. 24/Jun/2009

Monday, 29 June 2009

Grey Starling's breeding nest

Grey starling (Sturnus cineraceus) bred in front of my institute.

Parents brought food for their chicks.

Crows took sight of starling chicks, and parents mobbed them.

Photo in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Begining of May.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Fox's nest

I found fox's nest.

There were three holes and many foot prints in front around nest.
Photo in Tomakomai, Hokkaido.

A fox was found at near fox's nest, the nest owner?

Friday, 19 June 2009

Fox family

I found fox family, 2 adults and 2 children.

14/Jun/2009 Mukawa, Hokkaido.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Long-clawed Shrew

I challenged Long-clawed Shrew(Sorex unguiculatus).

It's so difficult to take photos of shrew because of its agility.

Characteristic mark of this shrew is its long-claw.
It digs and makes tunnel system.
In Hokkaido, moles are not distribute, so this species occupies subterranean niche.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike comes to Yuhutsu moor in Summer.

It fly-caught flying moth.

Photos in Tomakomai, Hokkaido.

White-tailed Sea-eagle

It is seemed that one pair of White-tailed Sea-eagle breed in Yuhutsu moor, Tomakomai.

I found three eagles (two adults and one young) at one time.

I succeeded to take photos of young one.

Photos in Tomakomai, Hokkaido.

Alien Pheasant

Alien Pheasant, Common Pheasant, lives in Hokkaido.

Female Common Peasant, Tomakomai, Hokkaido.

She had less wariness, and came close to me.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Mallard family

Some Mallard bleed in Hokkaido.

Photo in Tomakomai, Hokkaido.

They dashed and chased their mother, when she was in pond.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Great Spotted Woodpecker

09/Apr/2009 Sapporo, Hokkaido

Great Spotted Woodpecker perched in front of me!

Did she dig her nest?

She was found in Hokkaido University.

In this campus, this species can been seen normaly.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Ishikari River

The mouse of Ishikari River has a wet garassland.
In present season, many glassland birds come to this place.

Reed occupies this grassland (the small bird is a Common Reed Bunting).

Today, I could take photos of Schrenk's Reed Warblers.

Check list 3/May/2009 (early moning only)
Latharm's Snipe, Wryneck(v), Cuckoo, Schrenk's Reed Warbler, Common Reed Bunting, Eurasian Chestnut-Eared Bunting, Gray's Warbler(v), Siberian Stonechat
v: voice only

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Nesting an alien swan

30/May/2009 Tomakomai, Hokkaido

Mute swan (Cygnus olor) is an alien species in Japan.
Pare of this species is building nest now in Utonai Lake.
Besides, a bird being next to nesting swan is Bean goose. It injured and stayed in here.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Siberian Chipmunk

30/May/2009 Tomakomai, Hokkaido

I went to Utonai Lake on last Saturday.

I walked on there trail for birding, suddnely he or she dashed out.

It was seemed to be young.