Yoichi (visit 7)

Took a trip out to Yoichi while the snow was still 6-8 inches deep. Slow moving, but productive in the birds I saw. Lots of ducks and two Steller’s Sea-Eagles on the right side of the river, and eight White-tailed Sea-Eagles all in the same tree on the left side of the river!

Jeff 🙂

Excursion #: 75

Place: Yoichi River & Cape Moire, Yoichi, Hokkaido, Japan

Date: 12-10-2019

Time: 9:00-15:30

Weather: Clear, cold.

1. Nikon D90 
2. Tamron 150-600 mm G2 F5-6.3 
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°
6. Velbon up-400 Monopod

The days route (minus back to the train station)

Cape Moire Area

River & Ponds Area

Day list of birds sighted: 24

KEY = FP=River Footpath, CM=Cape Moire

(Histrionicus histrionicus pacificus)

(62+) (CM)

(Phalacrocorax capillatus)

(8+) (CM)

(Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis)

(2+) (CM)

(Larus schistisagus)

(150+) (CM)

(Tachybaptus ruficollis poggei)

(3) (CM)

(Bucephala clangula clangula)

(40+) (CM)

(Mareca penelope)

(12) (CM)

(Motacilla alba lugens)

(3) (FP) (CM)

(Passer montanus saturatus)

(21+) (FP)

(Tundus eunomus)

(7+) (FP)

(Hypsipetes amaurotis hensoni)

(18+) (FP) (CM)

(Parus minor minor)

(1) (FP)

(Poecile palustris hensoni)

(2) (FP)

(Sittiparus varius varius)

(1) (FP)

(Corvus macrorhynchos japonensis)

(2) (FP)

(Corvus corone orientalis)

(28+) (FP) (CM)

(Yungipicus kizuki seebohmi)

(2) (FP)

(Ardea alba alba)

(7) (FP)

(Ardea cinerea jouyi)

(8) (FP)

(Phalacrocorax pelagicus pelagicus)

(1) (FP)

(Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos)

(28+) (FP) (CM)

(Haliaeetus pelagicus pelagicus)

(2) (FP)

(Haliaeetus albicilla albicilla

(8) (FP)

(Milvus migrans lineatus)

(2) (FP) (CM)

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