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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Herons and Egrets at the Kikuchi river 1

In spring when the Ayu, or Sweetfish move upstream to spawn, birds gather at this point in the Kikuchi river, where it drops down a few meters in elevation. They scan the waters near the wall, making slow peddling movements with their feet. There is always a lot of action, as the birds fight fiercely over the best location. It makes me wonder why they don’t stick to an easy diet of rice paddy frogs. I guess this shows my lazy side and Ayu tastes much better. They sure make a good meal at the izakayas!



 コサギ,  Little Egret

コサギ,  Little Egret  and  ダイサギGreat Egret

 Patience and concentration

ゴイサギ,  Black-crowned Night Heron

アオサギ, Grey Heron and ゴイサギ,  Black-crowned Night Heron

1 comment:

  1. Such beautiful photography. You should try visiting the Utonai-ko Sanctuary in Lake Utonai, they have different birds migrating there every month!