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, 24 January 2013

Yokoshima Kantaku

A great, sunny Sunday with fellow-birders in Kumamoto.
We waited, but didn't see the yamasemi. Then drove down-river to the Yokoshima Kantaku.
Again, not what we had hoped to find, but you can't have it all. Still some pix.

Flock of Bramblings,  アトリ

Peregrine Falcon,  ハヤブサ

Earasian Kestrel,  チョウゲンボウ

Russet Sparrow,  ニュウナイスズメ

female                                                                     male


Common Starling,  ホシムクドリ

White-naped Crane,  マナヅル

Northern Lapwing,  タゲリ

今日の勉強  干拓  ,  kantaku  land reclamation


  1. Exciting to see the cranes. A species I haven't seen. Great pic of the Japanese Peregrine too. looks like a good days birding.

    1. Thanks Russel and yes, it was a great day. How are things in Niigata?