クロサギ、ウミアイサほか / Pacific Reef Egret, Red-breasted Merganser, etc.
I came to Shimonoseki to look for Brown Booby and Oystercatcher, but the weather was unfavorable and I could not find any of the birds I was looking for. At any rate, I searched for something and found a Pacific Reef Egret. It seemed to be looking for food on the shore. I couldn’t get very close to it because it ran away from me.
This heron is said to have a white type in the South East Islands area in Japan. It is pure white, just like the so-called egrets such as the Great Egret. I wondered if the black type had some advantage in gathering food along the coast, but I wondered if either type could be preferred.
A group of Common Greenshanks looking at me with only their eyes.