佐波川の風景、ノビタキ / Landscape of Saba river and Siberian Stonechat
The other day, I photographed Red Spider Lily and for the first time in a long time, I remembered the joy of photographing something other than birds. Since about 95% of my recent work has been of birds, I was indeed over-weighted. I want to rehabilitate myself little by little.
A tree that had been washed away from somewhere was lying beside the sluice gate. The water often rises during heavy rains these days, so it seems the water had risen to this level.
Mysterious block by the sluice gate. It’s buried in the ground in a way that makes it very easy to trip over, but I have no idea what it’s for.
Like herons or ducks at the sluice gate.
There was only one Red-breasted Merganser. This individual is also in the photo above. It does not seem to be a Common Merganser because the border between the neck and the body is not clear.
Moved to reclaimed land. There were many snipes. The snipes are too similar to each other to be distinguished from each other in the few photos I have.
Siberian Stonechats were the main attraction of the day. They are common everywhere this time of year, but this location was particularly dense and favorable for photographing them. However, it was not the most pleasant environment for a set of flowers.
The mannequin head installed in place of the scarecrow is too creepy. Do they want to get rid of humans?
An ochimusya is a warrior who survives and escapes as a loser in a war.
For its origin in the Japanese samurai hairstyle, in which the top of the head is shaved and the hair is tied into a topknot, a person who is bald only on the top of the head and grows hair on both sides is sometimes called an “ochimusya”.