The Black Kite or Tobi as it is known in Japanese is a common sight in the skies throughout Japan. You can see this powerful looking bird often soaring in the thermals high above coastal areas, rivers and lakes. They are very graceful flyers that soar with ease and turn with precision. Black Kites are definitely abundant and very cool birds to see around Japan.
ISO-800, 1/2500sec at F7.1 Nikon D4, Nikon 600mm f/4 lens, no flash was fired, Tripod