Ryukyu Hawk Owl
I don’t always bring my camera with me, but since today was an ensoku before the start of Golden Week, I brought my Canon to school. When I got there, a crowd of students were staring out the window at a small bird sitting on the ground outside. As young boys do, one of them prodded it with a broom handle. A teacher told him off and I ran back to the car for my bag.
The little Ryukyu Hawk Owl was sitting in the middle of a group of kids sleeping! I was able to get right up close and grab a few shots before it flew off, but then not far, and I caught it again in a nearby tree.