Baby Swallows – July 7, 2013 Swallows feeding their young in Ritto City, Japan, on July 7, 2013. The young ones are still quite small since the nest was made in early June. They’re still silent. Video was shot hand-held with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera and an old Zuiko OM-System 35-105mm zoom lens (with OM Adapter MF-2) at 105mm. […]

Black Kites in Kyoto

Black kites (milvus migrans) flocking to scavenge food along Kamogawa behind Kyoto Prefectural Hospital, where people are eating lunch on April 12, 2013. These raptors, called TOMBI in Kansai (TOBI in Kanto), are commonly seen in the Japanese countryside, where, as solitary hunters, they prey on bugs, field mice, and other small animals. In spite […]