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.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A Foreign visitor, Yellow-bellied Tit

It was whispered on the phone: Don't blurt it out to the world. We have to  keep it among ourselves
Who told you then? I can't say, It's a secret. それは秘密です!!
So I went there and found to my surprise "everybody" there. All birders of Fukuoka had come to see it:
A tiny Tit, with colors similar to other common birds flying from tree-top to tree-top in a big park.
Who detected this? Was my question. It's a secret. Nobody told me. (But I think I know)
With the help of 40 pairs of eyes it was eventually located and we all shot our pictures.
Now that it's posted on the blogs more people will come. From all over Japan.
Better not go anywhere near the park on Sunday.

キバラガラ, Yellow-bellied Tit



The bird didn't mind all this attention one bit. It would sit patiently on a branch in front of us and did everyone a big favor by coming down to take a bath. Definitely not a Japanese bird.




Resident at the park: 



カワセミ, Common Kingfisher
Other birds watching the commotion around the lake




キクイタダキ, Goldcrest


今日の勉強 秘密, himitsu  =  secret  それは秘密です!!


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