Monday, May 08, 2006

Hakodate Holiday - Hakodateyama Day 1

Hakodateyama from the Senjoujiki Lookout - May 8, 2006Location: Cape Tachimachi to Hakodateyama, Hakodate, Hokkaido

Access: Walking

Weather: Light Cloud, Cool, Light Breeze

Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Birds: Temminck's Cormorant, Black-tailed Gull, Slaty-backed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Brown-eared Bulbul, Red-flanked Bluetail, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Varied Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Japanese White-eye, Carrion Crow, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Black-faced Bunting, Siberian Meadow Bunting

Comments: Starting at Cape Tachimachi we followed a walking trail that took us to Senjoujiki Lookout. Here we find male and female Great Spotted Woodpecker, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, one female Red-flanked Bluetail, and our first Eurasian Nuthatch. Eastern Crowned Warbler are especially numerous. From here the walking trails take us to the peak of Hakodateyama (334 m), where we stop to rest and take in the view as day turns into dusk turns into night.

2006 Japan Bird Count: 97 Species


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