Thursday, June 23, 2011

Black-crowned Night Heron et al.

Black-crowned Night Heron
(Fukushimagata, Niigata, June 19, 2011)
 Saw the most Black-crowned Night Herons that I've ever seen at Fukushimagata last weekend. One or two flew over every few seconds. I also saw the other usual species for summer. I usually overlook them but decided most things are worth trying to photograph if the light is right and the photo works. It's usually pretty dull in what is regarded as the best birding months. I like blue skies.


Oriental Turtle Dove

Barn Swallows




A Black-eared Kite chases off a Great Cormorant as it lands.

Black-crowned Night Heron in afternoon light.