Small Birds in December

December is a good month for bird photography here in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Several species of small migratory birds begin to appear along with birds that we can see all year. Most of the birds shown here are winter birds. This December I photographed some of these species for the first time.

Brown-eared bulbul (ヒヨドリ)

Brown-eared bulbuls (ヒヨドリ)

Brown-eared bulbul (ヒヨドリ)

Bull-headed shrike (モズ)

Bull-headed shrike (モズ)

Bull-headed shrike (モズ)

Bull-headed shrike (モズ)

Daurian redstart male (ジョウビタキ)

Daurian redstart male (Phoenicurus auroreus, ジョウビタキ)

Daurian redstart male (Phoenicurus auroreus, ジョウビタキ)

Dusky thrush (ツグミ)

Dusky thrush (ツグミ)

Dusky thrush (ツグミ)

Japanese tit (シジュウカラ)

Japanese tits (シジュウカラ)

Japanese tit (シジュウカラ)

Japanese white-eye (メジロ)

Japanese White-eye (メジロ)

Japanese White-eye (メジロ)

Long-tailed-tit (エナガ)

Long-tailed Tit (エナガ)

Long-tailed Tit (エナガ)

Meadow bunting (ホオジロ)

Meadow bunting (ホオジロ)

Meadow bunting (ホオジロ)

Oriental greenfinch (カワラヒワ)

Oriental Greenfinch (カワラヒワ)

Pygmy woodpecker (コゲラ)

Pygmy woodpecker (Dendrocopos kizuki, コゲラ)

Pygmy woodpecker (Dendrocopos kizuki, コゲラ)

Rustic bunting (カシラダカ)

Rustic Bunting (カシラダカ)

Varied tit (ヤマガラ)

Varied tit (ヤマガラ)

Varied tit (ヤマガラ)

White wagtail (ハクセキレイ)

White wagtail (ハクセキレイ)

White wagtail (ハクセキレイ)

White-cheeked starling (ムクドリ)

White-cheeked Starling (ムクドリ)

White-cheeked Starling (ムクドリ)

This post does not include waterfowl, egrets, herons, crows, kingfishers, or other birds that I often see. I will post some photos of these birds soon. Also, I hope to photograph more birds that I have not yet seen.

2 thoughts on “Small Birds in December

  1. 中沢 栄助

    毎回、素晴らしい写真・動画を拝見しています。ますますプロの域ですね!!
    ・・・ありがとうございます。
    年の瀬も後、5日です・・・どうか健やかな越年と、素晴らしい良き新年をお迎えください!
    そして、また2016年も写真楽しみにしています。

    Reply

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