Went to Toyanogata looking for birds yesterday afternoon. The first time in a month. I wasn't really expecting to see much as I had a call from a friend on Wednesday night who goes out a lot and he reported that things had been very quiet: "No Blue-and-white Flycatchers in Niigata this year". - Hence, I was surprised to see one within seconds of my arrival. Got just a couple of shots before he disappeared. Also got a glimpse of a Narcissus Flycatcher but no photos.
|Toyanogata parklands. A favoured area for young families.|
|Further into Toyanogata. A pathway alongside the lake.|
Waterbirds to the left and passerines in the trees.
|Black-eared Kite with annoying power lines in the background.|
|Black-eared Kite, Milvus lineatus|
|Worn-out Black-eared Kite.|
|Wisteria has come-out in the last week.|