|Lake Chuzenji at Dawn|
Especially with large flocks of kawau (great cormorants) flying here and there.
|Kawau over Lake Chuzenji|
I managed low light shots of several local birds, including kibitaki (narcissus flycatcher)
mejiro (Japanese white-eye)
But I did manage this low light photo of a kisekirei (gray wagtail) couple
Wagtails are also birds with deep significance in Japanese culture, linked to the mythological origins of the Japan archipelago itself.
Also abundant in the area are iwatsubame (Asian house martins). They frequently land on the lakeside mud and feed.
Flying above and around the falls
and nesting in holes drilled into the rock face.