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