Monthly Archives: January 2007

Brown-eared Bulbul

There were a couple of these brown-eared bulbuls (hiyodori) in trees next to the river in Tagawa, but I couldn’t get anywhere near them. They are very jumpy! These birds are common in Japan in the winter and they also … Continue reading

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Wigeon

I went for a lunchtime walk alongside the river in Tagawa (near Fukuoka Prefectural University where I work) and found this flock of wigeons. They were a bit shy so I had to take the photos on full zoom, which … Continue reading

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Daurian Redstart

I’ve seen quite a few daurian redstarts recently and been pleasantly surprised at how close they allow me to approach, especially the females. This picture is of a female daurian redstart sitting in a small tree next to the river … Continue reading

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Grey Starling

Grey starlings (makudori) are also known as white-cheeked starlings. They are very common in the winter in Japan and I often see them, but I haven’t had much luck photographing them. These shots were taken by the river in Tagawa, … Continue reading

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