Quiet Skies

Black-eared Kite

Out of harms way but we're still swaying from time to time. I watched the news all last night and again this morning and finally had to go out. I went to Toyanogata at about 2pm but it was so quiet for birds. I couldn't even find a crow. Eventually by 4pm I heard a couple of faint calls and some birds began to appear. I got these shots within minutes. The sky had been so clear and quiet.

Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker
...I think you can see his tongue.
Great Cormorant
Common Teal