Thursday, 16 March 2017


Black-headed Gull


Shinano River, Niigata, Japan

Some common Niigata birds for this time of year. I haven't been out much but I haven't completely forgotten about my birds.

After a long time of "no-sees" for Osprey I was delighted to have one fly right over my shoulder with a big fish. No camera so I just had to stand back and enjoy the moment.

Great Crested Grebe

Shinano River, Niigata, Japan

I was lucky I had the camera ready when he suddenly popped up!

Japanese Green Pheasant


Shinano River, Niigata, Japan


Toyanogata, Niigata, Japan

See the plastic crap they have to live with at the sides of the lake?

Oriental Turtle Dove

Toyanogata, Niigata, Japan