Sunday, February 7, 2010

Normal Stuffs

I hadn't been out for birdwatching for a while now, so today I decided to go out and check some birds at Rokushou-en. There were few birds and I didn't see any mergansers or ducks. There was a relatively tame Great Crested Grebe feeding near the rocky shore. A flock of about 30 Black-headed Gulls was resting along with Grey Herons, Great Cormorants, a single Great Egret and a Black-eared Kite. I looked for a Blue Rockthrush, which I often see around the area, but couldn't find any.
A non-breeding Great Crested Grebe

A White-cheeked Starling

Not so many other birds around in the park next to the beach either. A pair of Daurian Redstarts, few Dusky and Pale Thrushes, Brown-eared Bulbuls and White-cheeked Starlings were all that I saw, so I just took the bus back home. Here's a selection of a male Pale Thrush from the park.

5 comments:

Russell Jenkins said...

Great stuff. Love the Pale Thrush. Haven't seen one yet. Is that your artwork at the top of the page. Looks excellent!

Unravel said...

Thanks a lot!
Yes, that's from my sketchbook. I actually began drawing long before taking photos hehehe.

Phil said...

Like the Shelduck sketch very much, can we see some more of your sketches? Tha starling is a new one on me but it too is a good looking thing.

martesorex said...

Oh, great Great Crested Grebe's photos.

Are there Saunder's Gulls around your fields?
I think Saunder's Gull is usually seen in Kyushu.

Unravel said...

Phil : Thank you very much! I'm thinking about putting some of my recent drawing into this blog also. I've uploaded lots of the older ones from my sketch books here > http://www.pbase.com/ayuwat_j/sketch

martesorex : Thanks! I haven't seen any Saunder's Gull around here in Beppu, but there are loads of them in Ariake Sea in Saga!