Another common but cute bird…
Noe called Warbling White-eye actually…
We were in the Mukawa/Shikotsuko area for a few days this week.
Mukawa was not great for birds. All the winter stuff had gone and most of the interesting summer stuff hadn’t arrived yet. And no passage waders there either.
The well-known birdbath at Shikotsuko provided some photo opps at least.
Admit it: they’re cute.
Another common bird demonstrating how white balance is sometimes important.
Only 5 species turned up at the pool; the previously posted Japanese Thrush and Grey Bunting plus Varied tit, Eurasian Nuthatch and a pair of Japanese White-eyes.
Lots of Japanese White-eyes just ouside Hakodate yesterday. As you can see the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
Spring in Japan means cherry blossoms and for many birders spring in Japan means taking photos of cherry blossoms with Japanese White-eyes.
It was very windy today and there wasn’t much about. At least we are able to get out and about.
Various common species also visted the pool: Eurasian Nutatch, Eastern Great, Coal, Marsh and Varied Tits and Japanese White-eyes. The latter species seem popular with some of the local photographers.
A Japanese White-eye in some rather late cherry blossom this afternoon. Usually I take these kind of shots at the end Of April. All the cherry blossoms have gone in town: this was outside town in some mysteriously late flowers……….