Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mid-March

Black-headed Gull

Non-breeding

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

Female

Shinano River, Niigata, Japan

Mallard

Toyanogata, Niigata, Japan

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


Oriental Turtle Dove

Toyanogata, Niigata, Japan