Monday, May 22, 2017

Singing for Summer

Oriental Reed Warbler

Sakata, Niigata, Japan

May 20, 2017


It seems summer is here. Lots of Oriental Reed Warblers at Sakata. They are typical of summer sounds in Niigata. They are cheerful birds and I'm happy they are here.




Thursday, May 4, 2017

Some Golden Birds 2017

Narcissus Flycatcher

Junsai-ike, Niigata, Japan

May 4, 2017


Golden Week Holidays now. I went to Junsai-ike for a few hours yesterday and again today. 

Patience pays off with some flycatcher encounters. I also saw the below heron catch a massive fish but dropped it when an excited family approached it. 

It's supposed to rain tomorrow so I'll have to stay happy with these.


Grey Heron

Blue-and-white Flycatcher


May 3, 2017