• Yusuke N.

コシアカツバメとショウドウツバメなど / Red-rumped Swallow, Bank Swallow, etc.

A swallow was flying over the rice field, so I took a picture of it. When I checked later, I found that it was a Red-rumped Swallow. It was a swallow on its autumn migration path.

コシアカツバメ / Red-rumped Swallow
コシアカツバメ / Red-rumped Swallow

Taken on a different day. The tail feathers are longer than the one above.

コシアカツバメ / Red-rumped Swallow
コシアカツバメ / Red-rumped Swallow

There was also a Bank Swallow. It was quite far away, so I had to crop it large.

ショウドウツバメ / Bank Swallow
ショウドウツバメ / Bank Swallow

Little Egrets lined up at intervals on the bank. I remember that when I was a student, it was said that couples sitting on the banks of the Kamo River in Kyoto were known as "the law of equal spacing along the Kamo River". I wonder if birds are naturally inclined to choose the most stable position because of the distance between them and their neighbors.

コサギ / Little Egret
コサギ / Little Egret

A Carrion Crow? I'm not sure at this angle. I want to get a good shot of crows, so I take one every chance I get. But it is not easy.

ハシボソガラス / Carrion Crow
ハシボソガラス?ハシブトガラス? / Carrion Crow? Large-billed Crow?

A skirmish between a crow and a kestrel. Birds of prey are always the ones being chased, but this time they may have been irritated and decided to fight back.


When I am near the mouth of the river, I often see gulls flying along the bank as if they are going up the river.

This might be a Slaty-backed Gull. The pink legs and red spots on the lower bill suggest that it is either a Herring Gull or a Slaty-backed Gull, but since I cannot see its back, I cannot judge by the intensity of its coloration. The darker coloration around the eyes is also said to be a characteristic of the Slaty-backed Gull, and the final deciding factor was the shape of its bill. The bill of the Slaty-backed Gull is considered to be tipped with a bulge.

オオセグロカモメ / Slaty-backed Gull
オオセグロカモメ / Slaty-backed Gull

Siberian Stonechat can be found everywhere this time of year.

ノビタキ / Siberian Stonechat
ノビタキ / Siberian Stonechat

A flock of sparrows is hiding in the bushes and chirping noisily. As I sneak up to check on them, I sometimes see them standing where they can see through the gaps, watching me. They are like watchmen.

スズメ / Sparrow
スズメ / Sparrow


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