It was very very dark at the pool near Shikotsuko. Not so many birds around but there was this pair of Japanese Thrush.
Japanese Thrush are common in the park but are a bit wary. This is a male…
And this is a female…
Another forest specialty: Japanese Thrush. Very high ISO for these (6400 I think).
On the way home we checked the forest pool again. Sadly it was also the wrong time of day again.
Got some nice views of this female Japanese Thrush at least.
We sopped by a well-known forest pool a couple of times recently. Unfortunately we were there in the morning both times when the light is awful.
Still a good place to see some of the shyer forest birds like Japanese Thrush, Grey Bunting and Siberian Blue Robin though…………
Eastern Crowned Warblers were particularly common.
There were 5 species of thrush in the park today including this male Japanese Thrush.
It’s a common summer visitor but like all thrush species here is rather shy.
No new species of note but we spent another couple of hours in the same park this morning.
The male Rubythroat reappeared (or is it a different one?). It was very shy today though.
The Narcs were as conspicious as ever.
A male Japanese Thrush at a well-known forest pool near Tomakomai. This is a common summer visitor but is a shy forest dweller and is generally difficult to photograph. The male put in 2 appearances as did the female but even at the pool they are jumpy and don’t stick around for long.