Friday 26 December 2014

Hachijo-jima 2

There is a dairy farm on the side of Hachijo-fuji and they keep a very small number of cows on the open grazing ground, which is very rare in Japan.

The Thick-billed Crows (Hashibutogarasuハシブトガラス) are the only corvid found on the island.
More than 30 Water Pipits (Tahibariタヒバリ) were taking advantage of the cows' feed.
A Kestrel (Chogemboチョウゲンボウ) startled all the pipits and perched quietly on a tree.

Fureai Bokujo Farm (in Japanese)

On the winding road, a Grey Wagtail (Kisekireiキセキレイ) was taking a quiet stroll:)
Another one in a stream.

Back in the Botanical Gardens, Olive-backed Pipits (Binzuiビンズイ) were foraging on the paths.

Olive-backed and Water Pipits look almost the same but the Olive-backed have a tiny white-ish patch just under the supercilium, which is almost impossible to spot when they are moving about!

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