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  Dates
(d/m/y)
9/10/1999
26/9/1999
18/9/1999
11/9/1999
Place Tamagawa
Yatsu Higata
Tamagawa Estuary
Minami Tama
 
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"Japan is an extremely challenging country for bird watchers, who can see more than 300 species a year here" - Mark Brazil 9/10/1999
(d/m/y)
Place Tamagawa river upstream, Komya station, Hachiko line from Hachioji, Japan  
Weather Sunny(25 C)
Comment The bushes next to the river hold many passerines - though they are difficult to spot.
Birds Grey Heron - 15+
Large Egret - 10 +
Japanese Wagtail - 2
Yellow breasted wagtail - 2
Grebe - 1

  26/9/1999
(d/m/y)
Place Yatsu-Higata, a tide flat in Chiba, Japan  
Weather Cloudy (29C)
Comment The far end from the station is ideal viewing spot
Birds Black-winged Stilt - 8
Common Sandpiper - 15
Sanderling - 6
Dunlin - 14
Kentish Plover - 5
Curlew - 5
Black-bellied Plover - 10+
Mongolian Plover - 2
Green Shank - 5
Bar -tailed Godwit - 12
Marsh Sandpiper - 15
Black-tailed Gull - 6
Great Cormorant - 10+
Little Egret - 30+
Great Egret - 10+
Gray Heron - 7
Pintail - 8
Spot-billed duck - 10+

  18/9/1999
(d/m/y)
Place Kojima Shinden, Tamagawa river side - mud flats and reed beds, Kawasaki, Japan  
Weather Cloudy (29C)
Comment August end is the best time to check out migrating waders.
Birds Large Egret - 1
Intermediate Egret - 5
Grey Heron - 8
Great Cormorant - 15
Ringed Plover - 4
Lesser Golden Plover - 2
Black-Bellied Plover - 2
Sandpiper - many types
Stint -
Moorhen - 1 juvenile

  11/9/1999
(d/m/y)
Place Minami-Tama river side, small lake and 'waterfall' formed by man made wall, Tokyo , Japan  
Weather Hot (31C) and bright sunny day.
Comment Most active feeding at dusk.
Birds Large Egret 1
Little Egret 8
Black-crowned Night Heron 2 adult, 2 juvenile
Common Sandpiper 6
Great Cormorant 8
Grey Heron 3
Spot-billed Duck 11
? Bunting a flock

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