It is getting chilly and leaves are turning red and yellow in my area. The landscape is shouting "it's autumn!!"
Daurian Redstart, one of the commonest, cute winter birds in Japan. Somehow they are quite tame and stay at a same spot for long time so I often get enough time to sketch them.
This morning, I went out just after the sun rise and visited a very small valley with a small pond a few kilometers away from my house. This small natural area is hidden in between the apartments and the golf courses and I don't think not many people, who lives in this area, have even realised that it is there. But I found that a kingfisher often visits this small, shallow pond! Wildlife know where to go in this built-up area.
Grasses were also in bright yellow and in between them there were goldenrods.
I missed those Acer trees in autumn in England. Autumn needs this red colour!
Japanese Grosbeaks. This sketch is actually from a few weeks ago, when I visited Yamanashi. Birds were feeding on the remaining Dogwood's fruits. The grosbeak crushes seeds so the tree won't be happy having them eating up the seeds...