The Canon Ef 400mm f/5.6 USM lens is a light weight high performance prime lens. The auto focus system is impressively fast without hesitation. It performs best when photographing birds in flight and animals on the move. This is a very sharp high quality lens and would recommend purchasing it if you are on a limited budget.
The Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) is one of my favorite birds to photograph with the the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens.
Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
A beautiful Ryukyu hawk owl spotted during daylight.
The Ryukyu hawk owl (Ninox scutulata)
The Black Faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) is a common visitor in Southern Okinawa.
The Spoonbill is critically endangered and has an estimated population of less than 3000.
The Black Faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor).
The Pryer’s woodpecker (Sapheopipo Noguchii) is the prefecture bird of Okinawa and designated as a natural treasure of Japan. It is a rare species only found in the northern part of Okinawa.
Pryer’s woodpecker (Sapheopipo Noguchii) Yanbaru forest
A Wiskered tern (Childonias hybridus) shaking away – Kin, Okinawa.
Wiskered tern (Childonias hybridus)
The Japanese wood pigeon is listed as near threatened on the IUCN red list of threatened species. A very difficult bird to photograph.
Japanese wood pigeon
The Rudy kingfisher is a summer visitor. Another bird hard to photograph
Rudy kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda)
The Japanese white eye (Zosterops japonicus) is popular to photograph in January. The green and yellow feathers compliment the pink cherry tree blossoms.
Mejiro – Japanese white eye
The Okinawa rail (Gallirallus okinawae) is a flightless bird only found in the northern part of Okinawa. It is a protected species and declared a living natural monument. It is currently listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as an endangered species. In 2012 populations of this endemic bird were estimated at 1500 by the Environment Ministry.
Okinawa Rail ( Gallirallus okinawae)
The Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a rare visitor in Okinawa. Nature Photographers travel from Mainland Japan to photograph this beautiful bird.
Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
The male Japanese sparrowhawk ( Accipiter gularis ) has stunning bright red eyes. This bird can pluck the feathers off a sparrow within minutes.
Male Japanese sparrowhawk ( Accipiter gularis )
The Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) dive bombing a fish. This bird is a spectacular hunter.
Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) dive bombing a fish
Check out more Images of Birds of Okinawa-
All Images were photographed using the Canon 70d with the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens.
Canon 70d with 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
Have a great day!