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, 22 December 2013

コハクチョウ, Tundra Swan

Finally, after a week of stormy days the weather cleared and the sun showed up, revealing white snow caps on the mountains. Jaap went that way for a run and I headed for Imazu at low tide.

3 Tundra Swan were cruising the river and the streams between the mud, looking huge among the abundant ducks and cormorants. I wonder where they will go when the tide rises…

コハクチョウTundra Swan

Other birds in the area included this ringed Reed Bunting. Is it true that they have problems with their wing feathers and that this could be caused by the nuclear accident in Fukushima?

オオジュリンReed Bunting


ズグロカモメSaunders’s Gull

ノスリ,  Eastern Buzzard

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