Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Green, Green Grass of May


Japanese Green Pheasant

Shinano River, Niigata, Japan

May 6, 2015



Today was the last day of the Golden Week Holidays. I've found it quiet for birds the last few months but here is a Japanese Green Pheasant I saw this afternoon.







Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Flycatcher Time


Blue-and-white Flycatcher

Junsai-ike, Niigata, Japan

April 29, 2015


Here are some flycatcher pics from this morning's outing with Mr Honma to Junsai-ike. Today was the Showa holiday to kick off the Golden Week holidays. We didn't really see much else but I was happy to see these. There seemed to be a few of these flycatchers about the place but they are becoming more wary. 

Still, a good morning. Back to work for a couple of days then 5 big days off for the real Golden Week!




Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sing for Spring


Black-faced Bunting

Junsai-ike, Niigata, Japan

April 19, 2015



Some pics from last Sunday's outing to Junsai-ike with Mr Honma. Happy to see little birds singing on a nice day.



Great Tit

Japanese White-eye