Eurasian Woodcock | Scolopax rusticola

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The is a resident breeder in northern Japan, but migrates south in winter to my region.

Usually only observed during the night, I spotted this pair on Mount Unzen just after sunset feeding on worms and grubs.

Luckily I had the 1D X, as I doubt if any other Canon camera could have got acceptable images under such challenging conditions.

Eurasian Woodcock (pair)

John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

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