|Spring 2008. An egret at the edge of the wetlands. Fukushimagata, Niigata, Japan.|
|A Common Gull, Larus canus, flies up |
the Shinano River, January 2008.
|A Whooper Swan overhead at Fukushimagata, January 2008.|
|I need a better shot of this beauty. |
A Narcissus Flycatcher, Toyanogata, 2008.
|Good action! A Black-eared Kite attacks a Grey Heron. The heron was certainly shocked and had to make a run for it. The photo was taken on the wrong side of a busy road. Shitada, Niigata, 2006. |
|A Brown-eared Bulbul along the Shinano River, 2007. |
|I was surprised to find these Australians living wildly between the rice fields of Japan! |
This is a rare record here.
Black Swans, Niigata, Japan, 2006.
|Black-tailed Gull. Along the Shinano River, Niigata in 2007. |
|A newly fledged Long-earred Owl at Toyanogata, Niigata, May 2009.|
|A male Bull-headed Shrike at Toyanogata, Niigata, 2007. |
|A young Peregrine Falcon rockets by at Fukushimagata on my birthday in 2007. (November 3!) |
|A Black-eared Kite eating on the wing at Hyoko in 2007. |
|An Intermediate Egret flies along with its legs crossed. Fukushimagata 2007. |
|A newly fledged Northern Goshawk changes branches in a city park. Niigata City, June 2009. |
|A Yellow Bittern standing on a lotus leaf in the summer of 2005. Fukushimagata, Niigata. |
|Greater White-fronted Geese fly overhead at Fukushimagata in January 2008. |
|Bean Geese fly overhead at Fukushimagata. January 2008 |
|A Daurian Redstart at Toyano in the late winter of 2008. |
|A Grey Wagtail along the Shinano River in 2007. |
|A Japanese Wagtail at Fukushimagata in 2008. |
|In May 2009, I found this Chestnut-cheeked Starling sitting on top of a tree in the exact place I'd seen the Amur Falcons one year earlier. |
|A Carrion Crow flying high over pavement to drop a nut. They do this again and again until they are rewarded with the nut cracking open to reveal its contents. |
|A Japanese Green Pheasant flies along the edge of the lake at Toyano, Niigata 2008. |
|A Brown-eared Bulbul wears pollen on its face while feeding in a plum tree at Toyano, 2008. |
|A Long-tailed Tit with a mozzie at Toyano, Niigata, 2008.|
|A young Steller's Sea-eagle had a swoop towards some seals on the ice. The eagle continued onwards but the seals were noticeably startled. Shiretoko 2006.|
|A Peregrine Falcon grabbed a cormorant at Fukushimagata, Niigata. |
The pair spiralled downwards and the falcon let go when they hit the water. 2006.