マミチャジナイとアリスイなど / Eyebrowed Thrush and Eurasian Wryneck, etc.
There are Eurasian Bittern at Kirara Beach, Yamaguchi, so I went out mainly to look for them.
Even though it is mid-November, it is not too cold (today’s high temperature is 24 degrees Celsius). This is helpful for outdoor activities, but I can’t shake off the feeling of discomfort.
Is it a Naumann’s Thrush in the bushes? A Pale Thrush? I thought it was an Eyebrowed Thrush. It was pecking at nuts, which had dwindled in number, along with the Naumann’s Thrush. When the sun began to shine, they went behind the trees and I was unable to photograph them.
Steady Daurian Redstart. Beautiful.
Another of today’s attractions, the Eurasian Wryneck. It didn’t come to the tree where I had put it up, but it came out together with a Daurian Redstart. It was a stocky bird, like a Bull-headed Shrike, and I think I liked its appearance. Next time, I would like to observe them more closely.
Mallards shine in the soft morning sun.
A rather conspicuous Eurasian Marsh Harrier with a white upper body. It flew in front of us, but we missed it.
I was able to get a good shot of a Meadow Bunting today. They are everywhere, but it is often difficult to get close to them, so I was happy to see them.
Well, the all-important Eurasian Bittern have not appeared so far, but unfortunately I could not see them today. There had been reports of them every day up to this point. I want to come back again.
I gave up on Kirara beach and moved on. A Blue Rock Thrush appeared suddenly on the breakwater.
The third thing I wanted to see today were the Rook and Daurian Jackdaw. I looked around in the countryside, but the number of these birds was still very small.
I think it was a Rook because its beak is straight with a whitish base, but I was tempted to compare it with a Carrion Crow and a Large-billed Crow, which were in the same pose.
The Eurasian Wryneck did not make it today, but I did see a variety of birds.
The last one is a Common Kestrel. Hovering over a fallow field.