ハイイロチュウヒなど / Hen Harrier, etc.
Herons in the park. Birds in city parks are very friendly and easy to get close to. It is too easy to get close to them, and it sometimes makes me feel empty when I am taking pictures in the suburbs while trying desperately to close the distance. In terms of bird scenery photography, suburban areas are often preferable because of the atmosphere they create.
The rest is from various fields. Olive-backed Pipit.
A crow in a glide. With blinkers in its eyes and flapping wings, it had a bit of an alien feel to it. I don’t mean to treat crows like that.
A Sparrowhawk also came.
A Common Kestrel caught something from the field. It was too far away to tell. Is it a frog or something?
This one seems to be a juvenile because the underside of its body is thicker with vertical spots.
From another angle, the face and rump have a bluish-gray tinge, so from this point, I guessed that it was a male juvenile rather than a female.
Rustic Bunting. The white spots behind the earwings were not well depicted in the illustrated book at hand, but after looking at various photos, it seems that it is more common to see the white spots.
While waiting for the Hen Harrier to enter the roost, I had some free time to take some pictures of the winged insects flying around. I found out that these were Non-biting Midges. Mysteriously dramatic columns in semi-backlight.
The return of a female Hen Harrier. There is still light.
The second bird after much time. It is now getting dark, but the white color of the rump stands out well.
Another bird. Is it only a female or a juvenile bird?
I used my usual Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, but it was getting difficult to keep the camera in focus while the bird was flying. The camera was set to ISO6400 to increase the SS, so there was no margin for image quality.