Thursday, January 05, 2006

Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park

Location: Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park, Ota, Tokyo

Access: Shinjuku Station to Hamamatsucho Station - JR Yamanote Line. Transfer to Tokyo Monorail. Hamamatsucho Station to Ryutsu-Senta Station - Tokyo Monorail (Local Service). Walk 10-15 minutes to Park Entrance. (Bus service from Omori Station also available)

Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park Entrance - Jan 6th 2005Weather: Cloudy, Cool-Cold, Light Breeze

Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Birds: Little Grebe, Great Cormorant, Mallard, Spot-billed Duck, Northern Shoveller, Northern Pintail, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Eurasian Coot, Northern Goshawk, Oriental Turtle Dove, Rock Dove, White Wagtail, Brown-eared Bulbul, Bull-headed Shrike, Great Tit, Japanese White-eye, Reed Bunting, Jungle Crow

Comments: This was my first visit to the Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park. Largely deserted by people, it offered up two interesting species...

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) - one on a branch on the far side of East Freshwater Pond. This was a juvenile with the distinctive white superciliary above a yellow eye (juv.) and rufous/brown streaking on the underside (juv.)

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) - several in winter plumage in the reeds on East Freshwater Pond

Links: Map (Satellite Image)

2006 Japan Bird Count: 33 Species


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