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近場の散策 / Walk in a neighborhood

Birds taken at Forest Park.


Taken with the usual combination of Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR. The more I use it, the more I like it, and I can't live without it. I would like to have 500mm f/4 or other gigantic supertelephoto system, but I don't think I would have taken it out this far. I also like that it is less intimidating to walk around with it hanging in the park. Just my personal feeling.


Long-tailed tit. I tried to choose a colorful background, but the colors were not very bright.

エナガ / Long-tailed tit
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

エナガ / Long-tailed tit
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

A brown-eared bulbul whose face has turned yellow with pollen. It seems to like the nectar of the camellia. It's humorous, like a child with a face sticky with food.

花粉で顔が黄色いヒヨドリ / A brown-eared bulbul with yellow face covered with pollen
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

Not very photogenic, but an example of a well-behaved brown-eared bulbul with only the tip of its bill yellow.

嘴の先が黄色いヒヨドリ / A brown-eared bulbul whose tip of bill is yellow
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

It's a common bird in Japan, but it's only found in Japan and Korea, so it's apparently rare for overseas enthusiasts.


I was able to get relatively close to the bird as it was engrossed in licking nectar from a flower.

桜の蜜をなめるヒヨドリ / A brown-eared bulbul sipping cherry nectar
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR
桜の蜜をなめるヒヨドリ / A brown-eared bulbul sipping cherry nectar
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

樹上のヒヨドリ / A brown-eared bulbul on a branch
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

Pale thrush. As I wrote in a previous post, this is a bird that somehow interests me even though it is humble appearance. Although I see them here and there in winter, I can't get close to them unexpectedly. This individual is clearly not very cautious. It seems that a radius of a few dozen meters is its usual territory, and even if I go to the same place on a different day, it still appears nearby.

シロハラ / Pale thrush
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

木の蔭から覗くシロハラ / A pale thrush appeared from behind a tree
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

I was photographing an oriental turtle dove behind a bush, and our eyes met.

キジバト / Oriental turtle dove
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

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