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.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

male Copper Pheasant, アカヤマドリ

After many years of fleeting glimpses finally a chance to observe and have a proper photo session

Roaming in the dark, looking for food and keeping an eye out.
The tail so very long, hardly fits in the frame

It was still early morning, before 7:30 and kind of dark and the big bird came out of the undergrowth a few times. As soon as his feathers caught some light they started glowing with a red coppery shine.
Absolutely stunning!


Is he calling a mate with the sound of his flapping wings?


When the morning sun came through he withdrew in his dark alcove and perched on a branch, mostly hidden from view. I hope he will find a girl one day.

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