Aisatsu

Aisatsu

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.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

More babies


It’s May. In Minami Koen fledglings can be seen everywhere. Most can fly pretty well, but depend on parents for food. 

シジュウカラ,  Great Tit


A young tit waiting for mum to provide a meal


Mum (or dad?) finds a rolled-up leave. 


Tears it apart and...


distracts a caterpillar!


Chick calling loudly,


devouring the not so small snack in a second or so


And waiting for more.


コゲラ,  Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker



The pygmy woodpeckers seem to be doing a better job, though it’s hard to see if they actually pick up anything edible.





ススメ,  Eurasian Tree Sparrow



The sparrow chicks could be seen sitting right next to some breadcrumbs, still waiting with wide open mouth for mum to put them in there.




Pretty baby




カワセミ,  Kingfisher



The Kingfisher was frequently diving aptly in the river, but didn’t catch anything but twigs and grass.




just some grass



or bamboo

Despite its dull coloring it was so cute, I  kept on shooting. There were 4 (!) siblings around, providing many photo opportunities.













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