Sunday, 23 April 2017

Spring at Junsai-ike

Japanese Pigmy Woodpecker

Junsai-ike, Niigata, Japan

April 22, 2017

Two lovely sunny spring days for the weekend. Spent them at Junsai-ike.

Narcissus Flycatcher

Red-flanked Bluetail

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Kiji by the Riverside

Japanese Green Pheasant


Shinano River, Niigata, Japan

April 15, 2017

Some pics of a pheasant by the riverside with bonus sparrows.

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Shadows of Sakura


Niigata City, Japan

April 12, 2017

It was already late after I walked my dog, but I headed back out with my camera and biggest lens. It wasn't long before the sun dropped so the shadows were already quite strong. Just a hint of light splashing the top of the trees. 

The pictures are a bit noisy, but I'm happy with them. Nikon D7100 and Nikkor 200-500 lens.  It started as a wet day, so best to enjoy the sun when it came.

"Suzume" - Japanese

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

Sunday, 2 April 2017


Little Ringed Plover

Shinano River, Niigata City, Japan

April 2, 2017

I had a nice encounter with this Little Ringed Plover this afternoon. I was actually trying to find gulls to photograph but couldn't find any within reach. This little guy was all alone where I've seen many gulls coming back to late in the day.