LAST week the birding community in the world was astir. A rarely photographed endangered Japanese bird was found, and photographed, in Davao City by local bird enthusiast and businessman Martin Y. Pineda.
Pineda said he was at the mountain resort last March 4 when the resort manager told him, "A big brown bird suddenly showed up in the property, you might want to take a look…”
His birding instinct told him this is most likely a migratory bird, but he didn't expect what he would end up photographing. That big brown bird that suddenly showed up in the property on Mount Talomo in Davao City is a Japanese Night Heron (Gorsachiusgoisagi). "It was, Wow!" Pineda said.