Tuesday, 15 November 2011

In the litter

Forest Tube-nose Bat Murina silvatica rests in dead leaf of tall glass Polygonum sachalinense.

Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido. 14th/Aug/2011.

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Buller's Shearwater was one of main target of this cruise.

It was often sleeping.
"I'm sleepy"

Flesh-footed Shearwater.

Another target was Red-legged Kittiwake. Although we searched flock of Kittiwake one by one, no one contained...

Tomakomai, Hokkaido. 29th/Oct/2011.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


Red-throated Loon stays around Tomakomai coast. We observed 100± of them.

Velvet Scotters were also observed over 100.

Tomakomai, Hokkaido. 29th/Oct/2011.

Harbour Porpoise

In Tomakomai area, Harbour Porpoise can be observe around year, but it is too shy to take photo.
I have observed it but had no photo.

This day was lucky.

Left one is to be seen juvenile.

Tomakomai, Hokkaido. 29th/Oct/2011.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

young Black foot

I think this individual is a juvenile, because plumage is black luster and no wear compared with other individuals.

Tomakomai, Hokkaido. 29th/Oct/2011.

Skua gang

Pomarine Skua attack Black-regged Kittiwake around Tomakomai sea area in October.

Five Pomarines attacked one Kittiwake... Further, Streak Shearwater aimed its drop.

Tomakomai, Hokkaido. 29/Oct/2011.