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.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Mud Skippers

In spring the male Japanese Mud skippers start jumping to attract females in their burrows to spawn. They erect their blue-speckled fins and jump up vertically.


The burrows are actively defended from intruders (other males and crab) 


Few rocks are scattered about in this grey muddy field. They provide solid housing and are subjects of ongoing arguments among all mud-dwellers.


We had about 3 min of sunshine on this otherwise cloudy day. Look what it did to the colors! 

View from Mutsugorou koen (mudskipper park) in Saga on one more sunny moment.

Mata ne

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