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見島 その3 / Mishima Part 3

Updated: May 12

Continuation of Mishima Part 2


Male black-faced buntings. There seems to be a lot of individual variation in the pattern and color of the cheeks.

アオジ / Black-faced Bunting
アオジ / Black-faced Bunting

Blue rock thrush.

イソヒヨドリ / Blue Rock Thrush
イソヒヨドリ / Blue Rock Thrush

The thing flying around on the rocks in the distance seemed to be an asian stubtail.

ヤブサメ / Asian Stubtail
ヤブサメ / Asian Stubtail

There was a red-flanked bluetail, which I hadn't seen at all this winter.

ルリビタキ / Red-flanked Bluetail
ルリビタキ / Red-flanked Bluetail

A number of narcissus flycatchers appeared, which usually don't let me photograph them at low altitudes.

キビタキ / Narcissus Flycatcher
キビタキ / Narcissus Flycatcher

Same individual.

キビタキ / Narcissus Flycatcher
キビタキ / Narcissus Flycatcher

When I first saw it, I thought it was a yellow-throated bunting, but it turned out to be a yellow-browned bunting. It seems to be very rare.

I was surprised when Google Lens identified it in one shot.

キマユホオジロ / Yellow-browed Bunting
キマユホオジロ / Yellow-browed Bunting

The one I was most confused about this time was this one, a member of the desert wheatear family.

At first, Google Lens said it was a northern wheatear, but the blackness of its lore and the way it stands upright with its belly sticking out (second picture) led me to believe it was an isabelline wheatear. In any case, it seems to be quite rare.

イナバヒタキ / Isabelline Wheatear
イナバヒタキ / Isabelline Wheatear
イナバヒタキ / Isabelline Wheatear
イナバヒタキ / Isabelline Wheatear

A foraging blue-and-white flycatcher, although its face is not in focus, unfortunately.

I encountered this species three times, but in the end I was not satisfied with the photos.

オオルリ / Blue-and-white Flycatcher
オオルリ / Blue-and-white Flycatcher

There was a small flock of bramblings.

アトリ / Brambling
アトリ / Brambling

There are also kingfishers on the island.

カワセミ / Common Kingfisher
カワセミ / Common Kingfisher

Continue to Mishima Part 4

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