4 May 2016

Japanese Robin



A male Japanese Robin to the north of Hakodate, a bird I'd never photographed before..............until this Tuesday morning.


This is a fairly common summer visitor to Hokkaido and is mainly a passage migrant in our neck of the woods. Unlike Ruropean Robins they are very skulking and difficult to photograph. They also generally occur in dark moist wooded areas where the light is never good.

Thanks To Hideki Kato who put me onto this bird.

It was difficult to get a clear view of it.




It did hop onto a dead log though............



When I went back to the car for something it popped up on a tree stump in the sunshine, I got back just as it disappeared back into the undergrowth...................

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful series of pictures. What luck (and skill, of course) to get such great shots for the first time.

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    1. Actually someone else did all the legwork............!

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  2. what a gorgeous Robin, one I have never seen.

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  3. What a beautiful bird. Congrats on your lifer...

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    1. Thanks! Actually I'd seen it before but never photographed it........

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