• Yusuke N.

クロジ / Grey Bunting

An acquaintance who recently added me as a bird friend gave me information on Grey Bunting, so I immediately went looking for them. Grey Buntings like dimly lit forest floors and thickets, so as I strolled through what appeared to be such an area, I heard a call. It was a thicket filled with thin branches, and it was very difficult to get a good picture of it. It was a good thing I brought a tripod instead of a monopod.

クロジ / Grey Bunting
クロジ / Grey Bunting | Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

As I observed them, they seemed to go up into the forest canopy, stay for a while, and then come back down. They seemed to go back and forth in the same place, so I ambushed them when they were all gone.


This is a Grey Bunting male coming down from the forest. He was holding a hard black nut in his mouth. Is this what grows on the tree?

クロジ / Grey Bunting

I don't know if he can swallow it! In fact, it was so big that he couldn't actually had a hard time swallowing it all the way down. A frontal view with a bit of a pause.

クロジ / Grey Bunting

クロジ / Grey Bunting

For some reason, only males appeared on this day, and this was the only shot in which the female was properly captured.

クロジ / Grey Bunting

The portraits are covered with quacks, but as per ecology, I think this is a good thing.

クロジ / Grey Bunting


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