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Maruyama Park (visit 6)

Cold day at 3 degrees Centigrade, yet sunny; so I headed out early to meet up with the Sapporo Group in Maruyama Park. There were a good number of people, so everyone divided up into 2 groups. As well, today there was a man near the bridge between the ponds, stacking up sunflower seeds on the posts. So…many kinds of the Tit family birds, and the Eurasian Nuthatch were flying back and forth from the trees feeding on the seeds. Today was my first time to see male and female Red Crossbills. Their activity reminded me of the Japanese waxwings I saw in May.

Jeff 🙂

Excursion #: 71

Place: Maruyama Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Date: 11-10-2019

Time: 9:00-12:00

Weather: Cold, sunny.

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

eBird checklist w/map:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S61318817

Day list of birds sighted: 11

**=NON-BIRD

(Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos)

(10)

(Dendrocopos major japonicus)

(2)

(Yungipicus kizuki seebohmi)

 (2)

(Corvus corone orientalis)

(3)

(Corvus macrorhynchos japonensis)

(1)

(Sittiparus varius varius

 (8+)

(Poecile palustris hensoni

(7+)

(Parus minor minor)

(5+)

(Hypsipetes amaurotis hensoni)

(20+)

(Sitta europaea clara)

(4+)

(Loxia curvirostra japonica

10+(6 females, 2 males, 2 juveniles)

(Sciurus vulgaris orientalis)

(3)

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