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Lake Utonai (visit 1)

A great day for birding with friends and making new ones at Lake Utonai! Dan and Naoaki and I joined up with the Tomakomai Branch of the Japan Wild Bird Society for the day. Many people were friendly to setup their spotting scopes to see spectacular birds. As well, the several birding museums had great scopes to view. We put in 12.5 Kilometers this day. Was easy to get there and very fun. Many of the birds was a first time for me; and I could not have ID-ed them without the kind help of Dan and others. It will be exciting to see the spring birds when they arrive. Below are a few photos of the Lake Utonai area and the group, followed by what photos I got of the birds there.

Jeff 🙂

Excursion #: 27

Place: Lake Utonai, Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan

Date: 3-21-2019

Time: 9:30-14:30

Weather: Cloudy, hazy sun.

Equipment:
1. Nikon D90
2. Bower 500mm Mirror lens F6.3
3. Nikon D80 w/ multibattery pack
4. Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR
5. Nikon “Monarch” 10×42 6°

Day list of birds sighted: 19

**non-bird

(Milvus migrans lineatus)

(2)

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(Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos)

(5)

(Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis)

(10+)

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(Cygnus olor)

(2)

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(Mareca falcata)

(3)

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(Haliaeetus pelagicus pelagicus)

(2)

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(Haliaeetus albicilla albicilla)

(1)

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(Passer montanus saturatus)

(1)

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(Poecile palustris hensoni)

(3)

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(Parus minor minor)

(2)

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(Hypsipetes amaurotis hensoni)

(2)

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(Ardea alba alba)

(2)

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(Grus japonensis)

(2)

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(Sitta europaea clara)

(1)

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(Yungipicus kizuki seebohmi)

(2)

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(Turdus eunomus)

(1)

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(Cygnus cygnus)

(22+)

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Northern Pintail Ducks with a Whooper Swan

(Mareca penelope)

(3)

(Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus)

(1)

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