This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory and improve my Japanese. I intend to do some writing in kanji, but am not getting very far without a Japanese computer. So for the moment I say "konnichi wa". Aisatsu dake - just saying hello.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

トケン, Cuckoo

I spent a few hours watching this bird, thinking it might be an Oriental Cuckoo that had stopped by this autumn. If only it would call out! Regarding the banding on the chest and the vent it is most likely a Common Cuckoo. All images (taken with 300mm f2.8 and tc 1.4) have been cropped considerably.

Common Cuckoo, カッコウ

1 comment:

  1. Great pics, Any birding spot tips for Fukuoka region for end of sept/ early october time? I am visiting for a week and there is plethora of info on the web but if you could give me one or two good spots from your experience, I will be very thankful.