Nihon D Butsugaku Ih Volume . 2

Nihon D Butsugaku Ih Volume . 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Golden II.nd left Uraga for Ukishima to see if possibly the Swifts (C. pacifi-m) had arrived at their breeding place there. However we did not see any, and as a hard and cold north wind was blowing we made for Misaki. On the way we saw several Hocks of small birds which we took to be Turnstones (.S'. interpret). Next day we sailed down to the Doketsuba offSunosaki, and we found the sea swarming with these same small birds, which on shooting we found to be Grey Phalaropes. Hjme were white on the lower parts, others in their breeding plumage or partly so. The numbers seen can only be described as myriads. They were in Hocks of four or five to a couple of hundred in every direction either Hying about or sitting on the surface of the water busily feeding. The weather was cloudy and many other birds were about. Albatross, Shearwater, Gaunet, Auks, Cormorants, and Divers (C. ardicus?)--these latter were particularly numerous. On the night of the 9th it rained heavily, and next morning a strong southerly gale came up. By noon the wind decreased somewhat and at 2 o'clock Gold Hind: ' left Misaki for Yokohama. When rounding Tsurugisaki a tremendous sea was running but the Phalaropes were still about in smaller numbers. They were sitting on the sea but had to fiy up whenever a huge comber threatened to come tumbling down on them. Inside Tokyo Bay we found it calm and near Futsusaki there were a great many more of these Phalaropes. I may add that the Misaki fisherman Kumakichi was with us and he said he had never seen these birds before. As fishermen are so accustomed to watch the birds for indications as to the whereabouts of the fish it is not likely that he would have failed to notice the Phalarope on a previous occasion, which tends...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842502
  • 9781236842503