Saturday 25 October 2014

Mixed Flock

Finally, it's got rather cool here in Japan and the little birds have started moving around in the park in big flocks.

Eastern Great Tits (Shijukaraシジュウカラ)

Long-tailed Tits (Enagaエナガ)

Varied Tits (Yamagaraヤマガラ)
Varied Tits are a common bird, almost the same size as the great tit, in Japan. They tend to stay in woods and mountains during the summer and spread in winter to join flocks of other small woodland birds. They look gorgeous don't they!

There were also Japanese Pygmy Woodpeckers (Kogeraコゲラ) and Japanese White-eyes (Mejiroメジロ) in the flock.

In the Chinese Elm trees nearby, a flock of Oriental Greenfinches (Kawarahiwaカワラヒワ) were feeding on the seeds. Another bird-watcher told me that there was a Brambling (Atoriアトリ) in the flock half an hour before I got there but he had gone. Pity... Still, the Greenfinches are as lovely.

Nector-loving Brown-eared Bulbuls (Hiyodoriヒヨドリ) & Japanese White-eyes (Mejiroメジロ) gathered in the autumn-blooming cherry trees.

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