Saturday, May 22, 2010

Too Close!

These photos of Coal Tit were taken near the summit of Mt. Tsurumi last Sunday. I've only been to the summit once in autumn and I wanted to know how it'd look like in spring, so I decided to pay 1,400yen to get on the cable car. There were not so many birds around the summit though. Only few common species like Meadow Buntings, Long-tailed, Japanese and Coal Tits, and Bull-headed Shrikes were found. However, a pair of Coal Tit seemed to be intrigued by my appearance and for some reason came very close to me. The closest they came was like only a foot away from me. So here are some giant Coal Tit photos for all of you.
Coal Tit in Japan has small black crest.

This was the first photo I took.

Which later all shots became like this!

4 comments:

Phil said...

I can't see any obvious differences between your Coal Tit and our UK one. You have got some very good portraits there and if they are like ours Coal Tits, they are extremely quick and active for photography.

Chris said...

Well at least you got some nice portrait. It is not that usual to be too close to this little fellow and I guess you enjoyed a lot such an happening. The pictures are very nice, well done.

Unravel said...

Thanks for the comments Phil and Chris!
I thought the Japanese one has slightly more prominent crest.

Stu said...

Nice shots, especially the one with the green bokeh..........