2018-01-22

Birdwatching in Saitama (21 January, 2018)


 I took my friend from Singapore to northwestern Saitama for photographing Pallas's Rosefinch.  Luckily (for driving but unluckily for photographing), no snowfall at the forest park.  When we arrived, there were already about 15 birdwatchers.  After 15 min. of our arrival, an adult male came and stayed about 5 minutes.  Then, during 2 hours of our stay, the individual came to the feeding station three times.

Besides the finch, there were very few birds.  Willow, Great and Varied Tits were visiting at the station while Eurasian Nuthatch was active in the forest.


Pallas' Rosefinch (adult male)

Pallas' Rosefinch (adult male)

Pallas' Rosefinch (adult male)

Pallas' Rosefinch (adult male)

Pallas' Rosefinch (adult male)
Pallas' Rosefinch (adult male)

Pallas' Rosefinch (adult male)

Pallas' Rosefinch (adult male)

Pallas' Rosefinch (adult male)

Pallas' Rosefinch (adult male)
Pallas's Rosefinch (adult female)

Pallas's Rosefinch (adult female)

Pallas's Rosefinch (immature male)
Pallas' Rosefinch (immature male)
Dusky Thrush

Great Egret
Eurasian Nuthatch

Eurasian Nuthatch


Eurasian Nuthatch
Willow Tit

Willow Tit

Willow Tit

Willow Tit
Willow Tit

Varied Tit

Varied Tit


Varied Tit

Varied Tit

Varied Tit

2 comments:

  1. Pallas's Rosefinch is a splendid bird - as are most of the others in this post...

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  2. Yes, so we Japanese are looking forward to hearing the news every winter.

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