Walking to the station this morning I managed to grab a shot of this osprey flying above me. I had the camera in my hand and just had time to snap a few shots without adjusting the settings. I wish I could have taken a better shot of my first ever osprey, but it was better than missing it completely!
In my home country (the UK), this species is very rare and, although it has been reintroduced in a few places, there are still only around 150 breeding pairs. Thus it is quite exciting for me to see one, common as it might be in Japan!
Order: Falconiformes; Family: Accipitridae;
English: Osprey; Japanese: Misago
Scientific: Pandion haliaetus
Location: Togo, Munakata: Google map here