鷹の渡り / Hawk migration
The other day, several juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons were seen in the Saba River, so I stopped by again to look for them.
I carefully searched the bushes on the opposite bank, and there they were.
This area has a wide sandbar running through it, and the distance to the other bank is very close. I was able to get quite close to the bird, hiding behind the grass, as if it was not very cautious. It is a pity that there is branch cover.
Some birds like to perch on top of the solar panels, perhaps because there are no blind spots at eye level. In the winter, there were even a couple of Eastern Marsh Harriers perching like that. When solar panels are so covered, I have no choice but to treat them as a part of the landscape.
A Great Egret with the surface of the water in the background. I like the blurriness of the backlit water surface.
Well, I came to the mountain of my goal. I don’t know if it’s just the beginning, but we ended the day with about 120 birds counted by about 2 p.m. It’s mid-September, but still hot! I am still getting used to identifying them in the field, but it appears that the majority were Honey Buzzard. It was a rather exciting day of conversation with fellow birders, who I had not seen again for a long time after mid-summer.
A male Honey Buzzard flew in from the front. I always like to take pictures at such a distance that if I take a picture of his face, his wings will be blurred.