Tag Archives: Birding Japan

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Ospreys Around the World

My first good shots of Osprey I made a decade ago in Oman. After that I saw some during my travels, and even not too far from home I was able to photograph some. That […]

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Finally: “Dutch” Cattle Egret

I have seen Cattle Egrets in some odd 10 countries over the years. Over here, in The Netherlands, they are rare visitors though. Although some show up every year, I never felt the urge to […]

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Red Dagger

In my previous blog I wrote about purple feet, so now it seems only logical to continue with a reddish bill. The Grey Heron in breeding plumage has a very colorful, dagger-like bill, as you […]

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Purple Feet

As with the Cattle Egret I wrote about in an earlier blog, the Little Egret is one of those species that I have seen quite often in Asia, but never in breeding/courtship plumage. Besides the […]

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The ‘Real’ Kizuki

The Japanse Pygmy Woodpecker (Dendrocopos kizuki) is a woodpecker species found in China, Russia, Korea and Japan. With many subspecies, I thought it quite cool that on Kyushu Island we found the Dendrocopos kizuki kizuki (according to the Helm […]

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East and Orange

Cattle Egrets can be found in many parts of the world, and I have seen a few. Never in breeding plumage though. The ones we encountered in Japan (Eastern Cattle Egret) were mainly on cultivated […]

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Aaahhh…. Philippensis !

The last three weeks I have been touring on my bicycle on Kyushu, the southern island of Japan. I made some 3000 pictures, so quite some sorting and screening ahead, but herewith a first bird […]

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