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 Bohemian Waxwing © HIH Princess Takamado

A Lesson from the Waxwing

Thu, 01/04/2021
Every year waxwings migrate to Japan, where they spend the winter gorging themselves on mistletoe berries. Find out how the win-win relationship between bird and plant means they can always rely on a full crop of berries when they return the following year.
Bull-headed Shrike: male © HIH Princess Takamado

The Bull-headed Shrike, a lovable carnivorous bird

Tue, 01/12/2020
Being a carnivorous songbird is unusual enough, but there's plenty more to discover about this social, competitive bird and the true reason behind its macabre method of storing prey. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, December, 2020.
Eugene Catholic Church © HIH Princess Takamado

The Island of Anne of Green Gables

Thu, 01/10/2020
Explore the beautiful Canadian island that inspired the novel "Anne of Green Gables", where birds and history live side by side. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, October, 2020.
A pair of Oriental Dollarbirds displaying courtship behaviour  © HIH Princess Takamado

Oriental Dollarbird: a curious case of mistaken...

Sat, 01/08/2020
For more than a thousand years, Japanese citizens assumed the Oriental Dollarbird was responsible for a beautiful and distinctive call heard at night. But a chance radio broadcast revealed the true, unlikely culprit. From "Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, August 2020
Green Pheasant © HIH Princess Takamado

The Green Pheasant, the National Bird of Japan

Sun, 01/03/2020
”Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, March, 2020
Long-tailed Tit © HIH Princess Takamado

The Special Way Long-tailed Tits Bring Up Their...

Wed, 01/01/2020
”Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, January, 2020
Common Kestrel © HIH Princess Takamado

A Bird Preens Its Feathers

Fri, 01/11/2019
“Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, November, 2019
Rock Dove © HIH Princess Takamado

My Second Thought on Invasive Alien Species

Sun, 01/09/2019
'Through the Lens', Fujingaho Magazine, September, 2019
Long-Eared Owl © HIH Princess Takamado

A Perching-Still Bird of Wisdom

Mon, 01/07/2019
”Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, July 2019
Brown-eared Bulbul © HIH Princess Takamado

Names of Birds

Wed, 01/05/2019
”Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, May 2019
Long-tailed Duck, male © HIH Princess Takamado

Watching Sea Birds in Winter

Mon, 18/02/2019
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, February, 2019
Northern Gannets at a breeding site © HIH Princess Takamado

Seabirds

Mon, 01/10/2018
“Through the Lens”, Fujigahou Magazine, October, 2018
Atlantic Puffin: floating on the sea © HIH Princess Takamado

Lovely Birds I Encountered in Ireland

Wed, 01/08/2018
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, July, 2018
Oriental Cuckoo © HIH Princess Takamado

Parasitic Birds and Parasitized Host Birds

Fri, 01/06/2018
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, June, 2018
Japanese White-eye © HIH Princess Takamado

“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, April,...

Sun, 01/04/2018
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, April, 2018
Brambling © HIH Princess Takamado

Camouflage in “Daidai” Color

Thu, 01/02/2018
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, February, 2018
Cackling Goose © HIH Princess Takamado

Cackling Goose

Fri, 01/12/2017
'Through the Lens', Fujingaho Magazine, December 2017
Mute Swan © HIH Princess Takamado

Dancing Birds

Sun, 01/10/2017
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, October 2017