芸北 その2 / Geihoku Part.2
Clumps of Iris Laevigata. Similar to Siberian Iris, Iris Laevigata prefers wetlands. There are Iris Laevigata fields in the vicinity of Yawata Marshland, and many people stop by.
I thought I heard a call above my head, but it was a Narcissus Flycatcher at almost the shortest possible distance. It was a little too close, but I was able to get a great shot of the yellowish color that is typical of this flycatcher.
I heard a shrill cry coming from the bushes. I peeked through a gap in the bushes and saw that it was a juvenile Bull-headed Shrike. It seemed to be following its parents around, begging for food. The parent bird was nowhere to be seen.
The way they waddled across the branches was dangerous.
I was also able to find an Eurasian Treecreeper.
This shot is backlit, but from an angle that clearly shows the figure.
A Black Kite is catching a snake that looks like a Tiger Keelback. I wonder if birds have no problem eating poisonous snakes.