It was great to see this kestrel (chougenbou) in the fields near the house. I tried sneaking up closer, but it flew to another electricity post (on the other side of the field). Then, when I tried to get closer to that post, the blasted thing went back to the first post. We repeated this twice and then I gave up – slightly muddier than when I started!

Order: Falconiformes; Family: Falconidae
Falco tinnunculus
common kestrel = chougenbou

Location: Near Yokoyama Village (Google map)