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.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Japanese Paradise Flycatcher, サンコウチョウ

This might be the hardest bird to capture for me. Only once a year do we get the chance to see him like this, the male with bright blue eye markings and the long, long tail. The pressure is on. Listening to the call: "hoi hoi hoi", watching the bird (mostly the tail actually) moving rapidly just below the canopy of the highest trees, where the greenery is thick and dark. Waiting until it sits somewhere for a second,,,

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