Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Years Day Birds

Location: Sagamihara Koen / Sagamihara Chosuichi, Sagamihara, Kanagawa

Access: Shinjuku Station to Sagamiono Station - Odakyu Line. Sagamiono Station to Joshibi University of Art and Design (last stop) - Bus 60 from Stand 3. Walk from University Bus Stop through Sagamihara Koen to Sagamihara Chosuichi

Northern Pintail, Sagamihara Chosuichi - Dec 1st, 2005Weather: Overcast, Cool, Light Breeze

Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Birds: (Sagamihara Koen) Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Japanese White-eye, Jungle Crow; (Sagamihara Chosuichi) Great Cormorant, Mandarin Duck, Common Teal, Mallard, Spot-billed Duck, Falcated Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Tufted Duck, Eurasian Coot, Little Grebe, Azure-winged Magpie, Great Tit, Carrion Crow, Brown-eared Bulbul, Grey Starling, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Bull-headed Shrike, Oriental Turtle Dove, White Wagtail, Japanese Wagtail, Siberian Meadow Bunting, Oriental Greenfinch

Notes: One Eurasian Wigeon drake, near full breeding plumage (almost uniform colouring to the flanks), displays a distinctive green patch near the eye (as per the American Wigeon). This is a noted colour variation in "A Field Guide To The Birds Of Japan" and apparently common in East Asia (source)

2006 Japan Bird Count: 28 Species


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