Thursday, April 8, 2010

Failed Attempt

After discovering the Japanese Grosbeaks in Minami Tatte-Ishi koen on April 3rd, the next morning I headed back again to the park. I easily located a pair of bird singing on a tall flowering tree, but the birds were too high for me to get any decent shot. They then flew into a thick tree and stayed there. Later I spotted a flock of 3 birds feeding on the ground with a single male Hawfinch nearby. The birds quickly flew out as soon as I tried to get closer to them. I followed them until they finally flew out of the park's area and that was the whole story of that day, another failed attempt for a bird.
The only shot before the birds flew out.

Brown-eared Bulbul

The cute Long-tailed Tit

A male Black-faced Bunting

A female Hawfinch

Pale Thrush

Apart from the grosbeak, the birds were actually pretty good. A wave of Japanese Pygmy Woodpeckers, Long-tailed Tits and Japanese White-eyes moved around all over the park. I spotted a female White-bellied Green-Pigeon flew by rapidly. A pair of male Black-faced Buntings was feeding along low vegetation near the park entrance. They were shy as usual, but I could get some better photos of them. Hawfinch and Grey-capped Greenfinch were common as the day before, and the 2 thrushes plus White-cheeked Starling were abundant as always.

2 comments:

Stu said...

Wow spring has sprung.......

Phil said...

That grey bulbul knows how good it looks in the pink frame. Nicely composed. And those Black-faced Buntings look like real smart birds.