A lot of backlit pics…………doesn’t really do this species justice.
We had a short trip to east Hokkaido earlier in the week and on the way we stopped at a beach that had a lot of Japanese Green Pigeon…….
They visit the coast to mysteriously drink seawater. They are very jumpy although as you can see they weren’t so scared off my wife.
A dark grey rainy day in Onuma a couple of days ago but there was a bit of colour in the treetops……….
Japanese Green Pigeons are summer visitors to Hokkaido and their weird calls are a common sound in the forests.
I usually don’t see these in the trees much as they hide in the foliage. They are easiier to see when they come down to the sea to drink the saltwater.
Not particularly good photos but as I say i don’t often see them like this.