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|