Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Swallows are Back

Location: Kasai Rinkai Koen, Edogawa, Tokyo

Access: Shinjuku Station to Tokyo Station - JR Chuo Line. Tokyo Station to Kasai Rinkai Koen Station - JR Keiyo Line

Weather: Cloudy-Overcast, Rainy Periods, Cool, Light-Strong Breeze

Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Birds: Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Great Cormorant, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Mallard, Spot-billed Duck, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Northern Sparrowhawk, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Common Greenshank, Common Black-headed Gull, Rock Dove, Oriental Turtle Dove, Barn Swallow, Brown-eared Bulbul, Bull-headed Shrike, Dusky Thrush, Jungle Crow, Grey Starling, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Common Reed Bunting

Comments: Barn Swallow near the entrance makes for a good start after the disappointment of Yatsuhigata. At the observation centre a high flying raptor is identified as a Northern Sparrowhawk by the centre guides, confirmed as a bird seen here before due to the pattern of missing feathers in the wing.

2006 Japan Bird Count: 78 Species


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