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.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

November in the park

It has become cold, I should dig out my winter clothes. But it's much nicer to be out in the park then in a stuffy storage shed. Even when it's overcast. I also should write more in Japanese. If only there were 48 hours in one day...
A very friendly Robin entertained many birders and photographers. It was 1 of 6 that we saw that day, all around the botanical garden and the surrounding park.
ドリ, Japanese Robin

It came within 1 meter of me, and I could only take this photo at 100 mm. It felt good to have the 70-300 mm zoom lens, a peanut under the regulars.

Fluttering in the foliage of maple trees: Goldcrests. Cute little birds with big eyes and a bright golden crest on their head, which I was hoping to capture in a setting of autumn colored leaves... Alas, maybe another day.
キクイタダキ, Goldcrest

Overripe persimons (kaki) attract all kinds of birds. These Eyebrow Thrushes were having a feast

マミチャジナイ, Eyebrowed Thrush

One day there's nothing to see, the next: Wow!  きのこ, mushroom

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