Sunday, 11 April 2010

Buds and Sprouts.

There are four seasons in Niigata - Spring, Summer, Autumn and the Ice Age. To say that joy can be had at the first signs of Spring is an understatement. -But well worth he wait.

Blue-and-white Flycatcher

Daurian Redstart (female)

Red-flanked Bluetail (female)

Have to look this last guy up. All photos at Junsai-ike Niigata City, April 8, 2010.

Next week, the blossoms should be in full glory. I'd love to get that Flycatcher posing in the middle of them. There will be buckets of people there though.


martesorex said...

Wow, Blue-and-white Flycatchers are coming!
They will arrive at Hokkaido soon.

Unravel said...

Lovely colours here :))
Really need to find some colourful flycatchers asap!

Phil said...

I just love the intense blues of that blue-and- white flycatcher. The four seasons made me smile - a bit like UK recently but just about over.

Stu said...

Some wonderful shots there, like the man at the top says I can't wait for them to arrive up here..........