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.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Kagoshima 2

In the park where we camped for 2 nights, downtown Ibusuki

Olive-backed Pipit,  ビンズイ

Blue Rock Thrush,  イソヒヨドリ


Daurian Redstart, male  ジョウビタキ, 

After a very wet, windy and cold marathon, but a warm party we packed up to drive back via Kasasa, where we searched for hours and finally found, thanks to old friend Yoshie-san, the ooievaar

Oriental Stork,  コウノトリ

Feathers dancing in the wind; under-exposed 2 stops, but still washed out

Confrontation with a Grey Heron

Who is the boss?

Oops, another intruder

"'Playing"' with a wagtail

Time to move on

For us too. Except for one last stop near Sendai, to see the ever so shy and distant Mandarin Ducks.

Mandarin Ducks,  オシドリ

all swimming to the right

and to the left; but never coming any closer

Oh, one got side-tracked

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