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, 21 February 2013

Rain in Fukuoka

Rain was forecasted, so Junko and I decided to go out for just a couple of hours and explore the nearby forests. Bluetails and redstarts seem to be everywhere now. We noticed a big flock of siskins, the usual thrushes and some bullfinches perched on high treetops. It didn't take long before the drizzle started, but it wasn't cold and we hung around to see what else showed up. Lots action of around the Japanese wax trees and near the streams. It was a good day after all.

Bullfinch,  ウソ

Red-flanked Bluetail, ルリビタキ    in Japanese wax tree, Haze.
I found an interesting article on wax candles by Alice Gordenker, an American journalist in Tokyo

click HERE

Yellow-throated Bunting,  ミヤマホオジ

The yellow pollen around the bill of this Bulbul below had Junko confused and chasing it around the bush thinking it was something special. That could have been me.

Brown-eared Bulbul,  ヒヨドリ

今日の勉強:  黄色  kiiro  = yellow

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