Friday, May 14, 2010

Lively Spring

Sorry for posting multiple entries altogether but I just don't want to keep them for so long. So here are some bird photos I've taken in the forest around Beppu Ropeway last Saturday. The forest was full with birds and their sweet songs. The Blue-and-white Flycatcher's song was the main soundtrack of the day, combining with the songs of Eastern Crowned Warblers, Winter Wren, Japanese Thrush, Coal Tits and Oriental Cuckoos! Another new experience for me birding in this small Beppu.
Blue-and-white Flycatchers were numerous and very vocal.

Male Siberian Meadow Bunting

An Oriental Cuckoo; nice distance, but terrible surroundings.

And here's a very nice surroundings with terrible distance!

Red-billed Leiothrix

Juvenile Long-tailed Tits

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Male Japanese Thrush

I found lots of new species for my Beppu list as well as one personal lifer, a Japanese Thrush. The additions to the list include one female Siberian Thrush, Eyebrowed Thrush, Oriental Cuckoo, White-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Crowned Warbler and Eurasian Jay.

A chubby-looking Black-eared Kite

Eastern Crowned Warbler with prey

And some singing shots

More Blue-and-white Flycatcher

A record shot of the Eyebrowed Thrush

Japanese White-eye

Coal Tits were also actively singing.

They also have small crests too. Reminds me of the Taiwanese subspecies I've seen.

The bird on the left is a female. It kept begging another bird for more preys,
even though it could also catch preys for itself.

And a nice view of Beppu city to end this entry.


Russell said...

A lovely collection of photographs. They all look super but that red billed guy is extra special and you got some beauties of him. Good work.

Stu said...

A nice set today, the BW Flycatcher ones are really nice.........

Unravel said...

Thanks Russell and Stu!
Hope I can visit the place again this week...