Monday, 3 June 2013

Chestnut-eared Buntings once again...

More photos of Chestnut-eared Buntings from Tadewara marsh last week. The males have already set up territories all over the marsh and were extremely active singing their hearts out. Even other sightseeing tourists and hikers paid attention to them since they were singing just by the board walk and weren't afraid of the passers-by at all. I'm even more confident that this must be one of the best places to see and photograph this bird. I didn't see any female bird though. Probably they have already started laying eggs and incubation.

Singing male Chestnut-eared Bunting

Funny scratching pose

Acting like a sparrow!

Sometimes they even came perching and hopping on the board walk! I heard some tourists calling them sparrows. They really act like sparrows around here. I enjoyed taking photos of them until I had to catch the bus back to Beppu. Too bad the sun was much too bright making the contrast extremely strong on that day. I'm planning to visit the marsh again this weekend. Hope the weather would be more overcast.

Another singing male

Sometimes they even sang from tree top

Whirring the wings as part of the alarm

They were really close!

A view of the marsh towards Mt. Kuju


  1. Great photos.

    You're right, this must be one of the best places in Japan to photograph this species. They are very common up here in summer but are very very wary..........

  2. Fantastica serie de esta ave.Un abrazo

  3. Incredible portraits> Love your lens and the way you use it. High contrast lighting is the biggest problem in Australia but you got some brilliant colours. Everything seems so colourful now after such a dim winter.