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10/13-16/12 A trip to Japan, south island, took us to Fukuoka and south to Isahaya area including Mt.
Unzen and a great shorebird area.  A HUGE THANKS to our wonderful guide, John Andrew Wright of
Johnandrewwright.com who drove us to all the great spots to bird on 10/13 and 10/14!  A great effort and
a lot of fun - Thanks, John!
10/14/12 Shorebirds galore (see next page!) Shown here: a Red Knot (1-with Great Knot
behind,2-Black-bellied Plover behind), a Kentish Plover ,and a Eurasian Kestrel pair.  It was a real treat to
see the Pied Harrier (juv.m.) that was visiting southern Japanat the time we were there!  Also, Eurasian
Skylark , Zitting Cisticola , and Eurasian Wigeon in flight.
10/13-16/12 A trip to Japan, south island, took us to Fukuoka and south to Isahaya area including Mt.
Unzen and a great shorebird area.  
10/15 and 10/16 Fukuoka:  Ohari Park and the Botanical Park were visited and offered some looks at a
bathing Great Cormorant and juvenile, a Goldcrest flock , a Brown-eared Bulbul , an Oriental Turtle Dove ,
a Mallard trio , an Oriental Greenfinch , and a Black-tailed Gull .  
10/13-16/12 A trip to Japan, south island, took us to Fukuoka and south to Isahaya area including Mt.
Unzen and a great shorebird area.  
10/15 and 10/16 Fukuoka:  Ohari Park and the Botanical Gardens were visited:  First, a Varied Tit study. A
flock was taking a bath and didn't seem to mind the camera.  Then, a Japanese Whiteeye flock flitted by.  
Third, a Grey Heron study showing these magnificent birds interacting in great light.  Finally, Eastern
Great Tit , Great Egret , and a Grey-streaked Flycatcher .