A day at Takao

A day at Takao

On Sunday, 15 July 2018, we went to Mt. Takao for the first time. We took a chair lift to go up to the Sanjo station, which was excellent for sight seeing in green. It was packed with people because…

Lesser white-fronted goose.

Lesser white-fronted goose.

With a plump body, long neck, and wings that extend beyond the tip of the tail, the lesser white-fronted goose (Anser erythropus) is distinguishable from other geese by its brightly yellow eye-ring, round head and small, bright pink bill. (…

Little Tern Project 2018

Little Tern Project 2018

I volunteered for the Little Tern Project, a conservation group for Little Terns, in Japan. I helped to count Little Tern eggs and nests at the Morigasaki Sewage Treatment Center in Tokyo’s Ota Ward on the opposite shore of Haneda…

Japan photos in 2018

Japan photos in 2018

Since I started to live in Japan, I had chances to go birding around Tokyo area, such as Yatsuhigata Nature Observation Center, Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park, Kasai Rinkai Koen, Meiji Jingu Park, Yoyogi Park, Institute for Nature Study,Meguro, Ueno…

Rachel Dadd with Band + Emma Gatrill + Ichi, Go Echo Japan Tour 2018
Hitsujiya Cafe, Hotaka, Azumino, Nagano, Japan

Hitsujiya Cafe, Hotaka, Azumino, Nagano, Japan

Visiting my friends in Azumino, Nagano, lead me to a special cafe called Hitsujiya. Being situated just across the Hotaka Station, it’a a place where you want to relax having a cup of coffee after a long train ride from Tokyo….

Dusky Thrush eating persimmon fruits

Dusky Thrush eating persimmon fruits

Generally I see Dusky Thrushes feeding on the ground, but this time I saw one eating persimmon fruits while I and my friends were visiting an onsen in Fuji-cho, Saga. I believe this thrush was full and happy because it almost…

Black-faced Spoonbill’s behaviours

Black-faced Spoonbill’s behaviours

Black-faced Spoonbill (BFS) are very interesting. Normally they look for foods in tidal flats. Sometimes BFS hunt in group but they also hunt alone. To view more photos, visit my Flickr album: Black-faced Spoonbill actions

Northern Lapwing

Northern Lapwing

Since I was in Borneo, I really wanted to see this bird because it is the most beautiful shorebird for me. Now I have seen them in the RoK and Japan. Yet they are very cautious bird and I only managed…

Azumino trip

Azumino trip

This is my first trip to Azumino, Nagano, Japan. I stayed in my friend’s traditional Japanese house which he was transforming into his residential house and bakery. I really enjoyed the stay and I had the opportunity to explore the…