11 May 2011

On this day (May 11th)..............

Narcissus Flycatcher

May 11th 2008.

A male Narcissus Flycatcher at Onuma. This is a very common summer visitor and one of the most beautiful birds in Japan, it is also very active and tricky to get a good picture of. In the 3 years since I've been trying to get a killer shot of one  this one still remains my fave.........

There are loads of them buzzing around in the forest at Onuma but from about the 3rd week of May the foliage thickens and the forest becomes darker making it more difficult to photograph them. Early May is therefore the prime time but I haven't had chance to get over to Onuma for a while so may miss out again in 2011, still, there's always next year...........

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3 comments:

  1. Well let's hope one will behave and get you this nice picture. The one you did in 2008 is wonderful... Why don't we have so colorful warblers over here ;-)

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  2. What a lovelly and colorfull flycatcher...and a very funny name! Its funny cause i have tried to photograph a Blackburnian warbler part of the day and it looks a little like it! Awseome shot Stu!

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