Saturday, April 19, 2014

Red-flanked Bluetail Female

Red-flanked Bluetail


Junsai-ike, Niigata, Japan

April 19, 2014

Had a bird outing to Junsai-ike with Mr Honma this morning. This was our best find so are are three almost identical shots. Quite cool in the breeze.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mejiro and the Moon

A variety of Cherry Tree at Junsai-ike, Niigata, Japan

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mr Honma and I braved the crowds in the hope of finding flycatchers at Junsai-ike last Sunday. We failed. Apart from a brief encounter with some White-eyes, we didn't find much to excite us. 

Both of us haven't seen either Blue-and-white Flycatchers or Narcissus Flycatchers this year. They usually show before the blossoms appear. Mr Honma found several Japanese Waxwings at Junsai-ike just days before. A new record for him. I didn't get to see them.

I had a go at photographing the moon this week. I practised on Monday night, then it was overcast and stormy here on the night of the blood moon so nothing to see. I took more pics on Wednesday night and the moon was noticeably more orange than on Monday night. It quickly disappeared into the mist.

Not much to report but I thought they two subjects are nice together. All photos are uncropped today.

"Mejiro" (Japanese) > Japanese White-eye

Monday April 14th, 2014, Niigata, Japan

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 same place...and below..