Late Morning at Shimabara

Late Morning at Shimabara



I revisited the forest at Shimabara Athletic Park late this morning for an hour or so. Although the Grey Bunting did not reappear at the pond, the other birds were all there and I could get good views of . There were a lot of along with , Eurasian Siskin, and the male .

The thrushes were mainly with a few among them, accompanied by . The birds were more nervous than the last time I visited, probably because of the presence of raptors – an Eastern Buzzard was patrolling the area and a Northern Goshawk attempted an ambush.

This morning I made a concerted effort to photograph female birds, as I am guilty of usually concentrating on the males…

Hawfinch (female)

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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Atila Agoston
Atila Agoston

Bluetail is ringed!!!