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.


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.