This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory and improve my Japanese. I intend to do some writing in kanji, but am not getting very far without a Japanese computer. So for the moment I say "konnichi wa". Aisatsu dake - just saying hello.

Friday, 17 January 2020

Pied Avocet, ソリハシセイタカシギ in Fukuoka 2

Fast asleep between the Eurasian Wigeons, ヒドリガモ and Black-faced Spoonbills, クロツラヘラサギ. This time I decided to wait a bit.

With 2 Eurasian Wigeons, ヒドリガモ and a female Northern Shoveler, ハシビロガモ

Other birds in the area included Common Shelducks, ツクシガモ

Eastern Buzzard, ノスリ

Zitting Cisticola, セッカ

Bull-headed Shrike, モズ One of many.

Common Kingfisher, カワセミ

Common (Eurasian) Teal, コガモ

And our Mute Swan, コブハクチョウ All by itself now

Boobies in Fukuoka, カツオドリ

They are still around! Images from Muromi River:

Brown Booby, カツオドリ

With Great Crested Grebes, カンムリカイツブリ  in the background

Several flocks of 200 - 300 Greater Scaup, スズガモ 

Nobody is sleeping! 

Friday, 10 January 2020

Aneha 3

In the afternoon we drove around to find a place where we could park the car for a few hours, to do some work, preferably with a nice view. We were somewhere about 1.5km from the observation center. Every patch of field held one or more small groups of Hooded or White-naped Cranes, often families. I wasn't searching anything particular, but suddenly my eye caught a black head...

How lucky can you get! Demoiselle Crane, アネハヅル AGAIN

With the glare of the sunlight being a disadvantage we waited till the sun sunk behind the nearby hills. By then it was getting darker, but the results are not bad

Time to leave. Time to fly.

Bye bye, Aneha!