Worth hanging around in the dark for…
The forest pool allows us to photograph normally shy species. Like the above Grey Bunting. But also this one……………..
A male Japanese Robin. I only ever see them in autumn in this place for some reason.
Admit it: they’re cute.
Another common bird demonstrating how white balance is sometimes important.
We passed by the forest pool twice again this last weekend. And it was so dark……………..
The above male Grey Bunting put in an appearance at least.
This Olive-backed Pipit was not at the pool………….
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.
Another forest specialty: Japanese Thrush. Very high ISO for these (6400 I think).
On the way back from east Hokkaido we stopped off at the well known forest pool near Shikotsuko. It was very dark but a couple of the local specialties put in an appearance including 2 Grey Buntings (not males as you can see).
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.
The above Narcissus Flycatcher was perched in nice light away from the pool.
I’ve seen about 20 or so species at the pool including some dirt common ones………..
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.
Some more Narcissus Flcatchers from the forest pool…………..
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.