Another spot I don’t usually visit is Reikyu Park in Shimabara City.
Although at first glance this seems like a good birding area, it is usually pretty quiet.
But now is Cherry Blossom time, so plenty of birds are visiting to feed on the flowers, and this congregation attracts other birds as well.
Today I photographed Brambling, Hawfinch and Olive-backed Pipit.
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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