Below is the latest on my site updates.
MOST of the official Wild Birding Society groups here in Japan are still cancelling due to Covid Advisories. In the meantime, out on my own birdwatching a few times a month, more if I can. Now working daily on various site updates. So very busy sorting thru photos! I shoot 500-1500 photos each trip, so forgive me if it takes time on some posts to add the photos. I will now try to work present to backwards to catch up.
The lastest post with bird photos is here: https://hokkaidojef.com/2020/02/16/otaru-port-tour-iii/ . My posts ramble on about the fun, interesting adventures, sometimes those Oh My! moments. All the posts do contain the adventures; solo and group, as well as detailed information on numbers and subspecies of bird seen as to those interested.
New things that are happening:
- I am adding a range map and the lifespan for each bird to the the Lifelist.
- Each bird in the Lifelist will have a link to lots of data in the “info” tab.
- In each bird sighting in a post; I am adding the distance between my camera and the bird photographed, as well as the usual shot information.
- To get an accurate subject distance I am using this calculator that is found here (in development).
- Adding more to the bird articles section found in the menu bar.
- Seasonal Bird List that will show the time period a given bird is present in the area I live.
- The WBJS Calendar is updated for the Otaru & Sapporo areas.
Thanks for taking a look around.
Be Safe, God Bless,
and the best to you wherever you are!
One comment on “Oh my…..”
I really appreciate your website! Nicely done.
A close friend of mine, Mike (Mitsuhiro) Goto lives in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. He and his wife feed a crow that visits their yard often. We just had a FaceTime video chat two days ago and I mentioned that several Mourning Doves visit my bird feeder to eat the seeds that fall to the ground. Mike wasn’t sure what this dove looked like so I sent him the link to your fine website. I found your website by searching with the term “mourning dove and Hokkaido” in the search bar.
Back in the early nineteen eighties I had lived in Asahikawa for two years. I was teaching English at Asahikawa Daigaku. The last time I visited my friends there was in 1996.